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Glasgow, Govan Road, Fairfield Shipyard, Giant Cantilever Crane


Site Name Glasgow, Govan Road, Fairfield Shipyard, Giant Cantilever Crane

Classification Crane

Alternative Name(s) Titan Cantilever Crane; Bae Systems; Upper Clyde Shipbuilding Yard; Kvaerner Govan Shipyard

Canmore ID 79701

Site Number NS56NW 36.1

NGR NS 54687 66164

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Govan (city Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

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Titan Cantilever Crane, 1911, Sir William Arrol

200-ton, uprated c.1941 to 250-ton, giant cantilever Titan crane on east quay of fitting-out basin. Lattice girder tower on roller track. Asymmetrical cantilever track jib, with motor room and counterweight at short end.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

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