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Name: NIGER DOCK
Type: Floating Dry Dock
Launched: 10/03/1910 one section; 11/03/1910 two sections
Completed: 03/1910
Builder: Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Co Ltd
Yard: Wallsend Yard
Yard Number: 853
Dimensions: 490.0 x 95.0 x 43.5ft; pontoon 12.0ft deep
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: None
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
03/1910 Elder Dempster Co Ltd, Liverpool
1912 Societe du Docks et Ateliers du Haut Bosphore, Turkey
No later history known
Comments: A three section dock with a lifting capacity of 8500tons
Designed by Clark & Standfield
1912: Believed to have been re-sold without leaving the Tyne


The Times, Wednesday, 16th March 1910

The Times, Wednesday, 11th June 1913