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Name: SUNDERLAND DOCK
Type: Pontoon Dock
Launched: 20/01/1903
Completed: 05/1903
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 277
Dimensions: 350.0 x 63.5 x 35.0ft (extreme measurements)
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: None
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1903 SP Austin & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
1966 Unknown owner, Overseas
No later history known
Comments: Designed by Clark & Standfield, London
3600ton lifting capacity
Also known as Austin's Pontoon
03/06/1966: Left Sunderland for Holland


Above photo of the dock arriving at Sunderland courtesy of Paul Hood

Above photo of the dock arriving at Sunderland courtesy of Paul Hood

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo shows one half of the dock lifting the other half

Above photo courtesy of Stephen Swinhoe

Above cutting from the Sunderland Echo courtesy of Tony Frost

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 21/01/1903

Shields Daily Gazette, Monday, 18/05/1903

Sunderland Daily Echo, Friday, 29/05/1903