J3676 : The 'Nordic Nanjing' at Belfast

taken 4 years ago, near to Queens Island, Whitehouse and Greencastle, Northern Ireland

The 'Nordic Nanjing' at Belfast
The 'Nordic Nanjing' at Belfast
The UK registered bulk carrier 'Nordic Nanjing' LinkExternal link in the Belfast Dry Dock.
The Belfast Dry Dock
The Belfast Dry Dock, owned and operated by Harland and Wolff for ship repair purposes. By the early 1960s it was clear that the largest dock in Belfast, the Thompson Graving Dock (see J3576 : Thompson Graving Dock), was too small for modern tankers and bulk carriers then being constructed. The Harland and Wolff Dry Dock (known as the Belfast Dry Dock) was constructed between 1965-68 by Charles Brand and Sons to a design by Rendel, Palmer and Tritton. It is 1150 feet long by 160 feet wide and, when constructed, was one of the five largest docks in the world. The dock can accommodate ships up to 200,000gt.
Alongside the dock is Ship Repair Quay (formerly known as Outfitting Wharf). This was constructed some 7 years later in 1975 and has a total lineal quayage of 433 metres. Ships which do not need to be fully dry docked are repaired here.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre  Industry  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast Docks 
Primary Subject of Photo
Ship  Dock 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 362 769 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.3305N 5:53.4989W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 362 770
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Dry Dock  Belfast Dry Dock  Bulk Carrier  Bulk Carriers  Ship 

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