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Greenock, Great Harbour, East Jetty, Tanker Cleaning Installation And Pier

Marine Workshop (20th Century), Pier(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Greenock, Great Harbour, East Jetty, Tanker Cleaning Installation And Pier

Classification Marine Workshop (20th Century), Pier(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Garvel Embankment; Firth Of Clyde Dry Dock Co Ltd; Inchgreen Dockyard; Greenock Harbour

Canmore ID 264623

Site Number NS37NW 18.02

NGR NS 30400 75690

NGR Description Centred NS 30400 75690

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Inverclyde
  • Parish Greenock
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Inverclyde
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS27NW 18.02 centred 30400 75690

Pier [NAT] (at NS 3040 7561)

OS 1:10,000 map (1991).

This tanker cleaning installation and pier form part of an integrated facility for the support and servicing of tankers. For summary account, see NS37NW 17.00.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 September 2004.


Desk Based Assessment (1 September 2017)

The tanker cleaning installation located on the east jetty (NS37NW 18.01) of the Great Harbour, was part of the repair facility proposed by the Firth of Clyde Dry Dock Co. in 1960. It was completed in 1964 alongside the Greenock Graving Dock (NS37NW 17) at an estimated cost of £4.25 million and was designed to accept tankers of up to 150,000 tons deadweight tonnage. It is depicted on the 1:1250 OS Town Plan Greenock (1965, Sheet NS3075NW – A). A gas freeing unit and hose handling structure were also incorporated in to the tanker cleaning installation. Today the Great Harbour is used as a marina with around 100 berths available on 3 ‘T’ shaped piers that protrude from the east embankment. A shipbuilding and repair company still occupies buildings on the embankment.

Information from HES Survey and Recording (AMcC) 1 September 2017.


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