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Name: MEDWAY DOCK or AFD4
Type: Floating Drydock
Keel:
Launched: 04/01/1912
Completed: 1912
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 867
Dimensions: 680.0 x 113.0ft; 33,000 tons lifting capacity
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: n/a
Construction: Steel
Armament: n/a
History:
1912 British Royal Navy
1946 Metal Industries, Faslane
1948 Rotterdam Dry Dock, Rotterdam; renamed PRINS BERNHARD DOCK (or NO 8)
1984 Gotaverken Finnboda, Stockholm
1994 Bergen Group Shipyard, Laksevag, Bergen
Comments: Lifting capacity of 33000tons
Assigned Admiralty pennant number AFD4
1912: Based at Sheerness
1915: Based on the Tyne at the Jarrow Slake
1923: Based at Portland
1925: Based at Devonport
09/1941: Based on the Clyde
1991: Gotaverken Finnboda declared bankrupt
2011: Still in existence


Ready for leaving Wallsend. This photo is often wrongly identified as the Callao Dock of 1908. Photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Photo thought to be of battleship ST VINCENT in the dock

Photo thought to be of battleship ROYAL OAK in the dock

Photo of AFD4 at the Jarrow Slake in about 1919. Courtesy of Kevin Blair

Photo thought to be AFD4 under tow to Portland

German WW1 battlecruiser DERFLINGER for scrapping in the dock

Arriving at Rotterdam to be the PRINS BERNHARD DOCK

Whilst at Rotterdam with the aircraft carrier KAREL DOORMAN docked

Photo taken in Bergen on 16/06/2011. Copyright John Oram