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Name: SHEERNESS DOCK AFD 3
Type: Floating Drydock
Keel:
Launched: 20/01/1912
Completed: 04/1912
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 891
Dimensions: 266.0 x 43.0ft
Engines: None
Engines by: NA
Propulsion: NA
Construction: Steel
Armament: NA
History:
04/1912 British Royal Navy
17/10/1950 Sank
Comments: Lifting capacity of 1500tons
Designed as a dock for submarines
02/08/1912: Trial lift of HMS AMAZON at Sheerness
1914 to 1921: Dock is located at Dover
05/1921 to 1948: Based at Rosyth
01/07/1948: Left Rosyth under tow by ENGLISHMAN for Faroe Islands
17/10/1950: Sank under tow from Faroe Islands to unknown destination


Photo thought to be of SHEERNESS DOCK during her time at Dover