SO8218 : Steam dredger "SND No.4", Gloucester Docks

taken 1 year ago, near to Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Steam dredger "SND No.4", Gloucester Docks
Steam dredger "SND No.4", Gloucester Docks
One of the exhibits of the National Waterways Museum , which is based in Llanthony Warehouse Link , the building behind it. The dredger was built in Sliedrecht near Rotterdam in 1925 and was operational until 1981. It is steam driven (originally coal, later oil fired). Each of the buckets can hold 350kg of silt. The buckets tip over at the top of the structure, and the silt slides down the chute (visible at the centre of the ship) into a barge moored next to the dredger. During its operational period, SND No.4 has lifted 35-40 thousand tons of mud annually from the canal and docks, dredging to a depth of 16ft (4.9m) along the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal and Gloucester Docks and 24ft (7.3m) at Sharpness Dock. LinkExternal link
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Saturday, 16 March, 2019   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 24 March, 2019
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Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  Educational sites  City, Town centre  Canals  Docks, Harbours 
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Museum 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8269 1818 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.7158N 2:15.1663W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8268 1821
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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