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Name: SMITH'S PONTOON NO 2
Type: Pontoon Dock
Launched: 01/04/1896 and 11/04/1896
Completed: 06/1896
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 207
Dimensions: 430.0 x 55.0ft; 6500 tons lifting capacity
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: None
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1896 Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
No further history known
Comments: Designed by Clark & Standfield, London
Launched in two parts
Originally a depositing dock, part constructed by Clark & Standfield
at their Thames yard for the Government of Argentina at Zarate.
Swan & Hunter won the contract to modify & assemble the existing parts.


Shields Daily Gazette, Thursday, 25th June 1896

Marine Engineer, May 1896

Shields Daily Gazette, Saturday, 11th April 1896

For an illustration of a typical Depositing Dock. Click HERE