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Name: SINGAPORE DOCK also known as AFD9
Type: Floating Dock
Launched: 07/12/1927
Completed: 06/1928
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1321
Dimensions: 855.0 x 172.0 x 50.0ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: n/a
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
06/1928 British Royal Navy
1952 Broken up
Comments: Built in 7 sections for the Admiralty & to be based at their Singapore Dockyard
Capable of lifting 55,000 tons (disp) vessels such as the largest battleships of the day
21/06/1928: Sections 3, 4 & 5, joined as a sigle unit, left the Tyne
28/06/1928: Sections 1, 2, 6 & 7, joined as a sigle unit, left the Tyne
1942: Scuttled before the fall of Singapore to Japanese forces
Raised by the Japanese for their own use at Singapore
01/02/1945: Bombed and sunk by Allied aeroplanes
There are conflicting details about the fate of the dock
1952: Dock salvaged and 4 sections broken up at Singapore
1953: The remaining 3 sections broken up at Troon


First part of the dock being towed by the Smit tugs ROODE ZEE & ZWARTE ZEE on 21/06/1928

The Smit tugs with SCHELDE in the lead on 21/06/1928

Second part of the dock being towed by Smit tugs on 28/06/1928

All above photos courtesy of Kevin Blair

Part of the towage contract between Swan Hunter & Smit

Second section passing through the Suez Canal

Map of the voyage to Singapore kindly provided by Jaap Bijl