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Name: Durban Dock No 1
Type: Floating Dock
Launched: 06/08/1902
Completed: 1902
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 279
Dimensions: 365.0 x 87.0 x 37.0ft; lifting power 4500tons
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: None
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1902 Natal Government
1902 Wrecked
Comments: 1902: Towed to Durban by Bucknall steamer BARALONG
1902: Wrecked at Mossel Bay, South Africa on the delivery voyage
The tow parted during a storm and the dock was driven ashore
The dock was insured for 72000


Above photo copyright of The Engineer

Above photo courtesy of World Naval Ships

Above photo courtesy of World Naval Ships

The wreck of the dock still visible in Mossel Bay

The wreck of the dock still visible in Mossel Bay

Shields Daily Gazette, Thursday, 07/08/1902