NS4075 : The Denny Tank

taken 13 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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The Denny Tank
The Denny Tank
This tank was built in 1882, is A-listed, and was the world's first civilian ship model experimental tank, containing 1.75 million litres of water. It was designed for the Denny shipyard, which stood nearby [information in this paragraph can be found in a "Dumbarton Heritage Trail" leaflet].

The Denny Tank was inspired by William Froude's Admiralty Tank in Torquay (NS4075 : William Froude memorial on facade of museum), and is still used for testing hull designs down to the present day. See also NS4075 : The Denny Tank, which shows the far end of the tank.

For an external view of the building containing this tank, see NS4075 : Building that houses the Denny Tank. This building is part of NS4075 : The Denny Tank Museum, which is the Dumbarton branch of the Scottish Maritime Museum; see NS4075 : Maritime Museum, Dumbarton.

There is also an engine on display outside the museum; see NS4075 : The steam engine from the PS Leven.
The Denny Tank Museum
The local name for the Dumbarton branch of the Scottish Maritime Museum.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 September, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 26 January, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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Indoor 
Place (from Tags)
Dumbarton 
Category
Museum > Museum   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4006 7518 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.5782N 4:33.7508W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4004 7522
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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