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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Hamilton Dock Stone Construction

 
 
Hamilton Dock Stone Construction Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
1. Hamilton Dock Stone Construction Markers
Inscription.  

Only the very best quality stone
was used for dock construction.

The Belfast Harbor Commissioners visited
the site regularly to inspect progress.

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Irregular stonework was used to
strengthen the dock walls.

This was in case a ship
accidentally collided with them.

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Kilns for burning lime were specially built
and used on site to create a lime mortar.

This was used to bind
the stone slabs together.


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 54° 36.382′ N, 5° 54.693′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Marker is on Queens Road, on the left when traveling north. Part of the Titanic Belfast complex. Touch for map. Marker is
Stylized Hamilton Dock Stones and Construction Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
2. Stylized Hamilton Dock Stones and Construction Markers
at or near this postal address: Hamilton Dock, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT3 9DT, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building the Dock 1864-1867 / Belfast's Industrial Growth (here, next to this marker); Building the Dock 1864-1867 / Hamilton Dock (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Hamilton Dock Stone Construction (here, next to this marker); Queen's Island Shipyard / Belfast's Industrial Growth (a few steps from this marker); Queen's Island Shipyard / Hamilton Dock (a few steps from this marker); Nomadic in Hamilton Dock (a few steps from this marker); Operating the [Hamilton] Dock (a few steps from this marker); Features of the Dock (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Also see . . .  The Hamilton Graving Dock. (Submitted on June 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Hamilton Dock View Showing Stone Construction image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
3. Hamilton Dock View Showing Stone Construction
Hamilton Dock Stone Construction image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
4. Hamilton Dock Stone Construction
View from SS Nomadic
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on June 17, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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