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Scalloway, Westshore, W Moore And Sons, Engineering Works

Engineering Works (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Scalloway, Westshore, W Moore And Sons, Engineering Works

Classification Engineering Works (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 152469

Site Number HU43NW 35

NGR HU 4000 3937

NGR Description Centred HU 4000 3937

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Tingwall
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU43NW 35.00 centred 4000 3937

HU43NW 35.01 40029 39363 Prince Olav's Slipway

This yard was established c.1919 to carry out repairs and service boat engine equipment. It consists of a workshop and haulage engine house, main slipway, paint store, pier, small 1940s slipway and workshops; machine, welder's and blacksmiths shops, storage and offices (for details see NMRS MS/744/210/32, sheets 2-6 of 6).

The W slipway (HU43NW 35.01; NMRS MS/744/210/32, sheet 1 of 6, item 6) was built in 1942 as part of the works involvement with the service and maintenance of boats used by Norway during World War 2. A second and larger main slipway was installed during the1970s to cater for the larger boats that required the work services.

The works is now part of a Lerwick based group, details of which can be found in the report in NMRS MS/744/210/30 (Malakoff and Moore Ltd, North Ness, Lerwick).

Visited by RCAHMS (GJD), October 1994.


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