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Report - Govan Graving Docks, Glasgow. April 2012

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by bx_83, Jun 13, 2012.

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    Three dry docks were built for the Clyde Navigation Trust between 1869 and 1898, the first dock opening in 1875, the second larger dock in 1886 and the third and largest in 1898. They were extensively used for winter overhauls and refits of Clyde steamers.

    The Graving Docks were closed in 1988 and await restoration as one of the most complete and evocative pieces of shipbuilding history on the Clyde. Next to them is a wet dock formerly used as a fitting out basin.

    I have been wanting to have a walk around this bit of history and finally found a gap in the fence to get in. Really should have brought bug spray, midge central! Not much left in terms of buildings most of them have been demolished since the docks closure. One main building remains at the far end of the docks. But enough chat on with the photo's!

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