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Hamilton Dock By Numbers

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
1. Hamilton Dock By Numbers Marker
Inscription.  

Hamilton Graving Dock opened in 1867. It was almost twice the size of No. 2 Graving Dock which had been completed in 1826.

3 million gals
The dock holds approximately 3 million gallons of water, the same volume as five and half swimming pools. That's 13,638,276 litres!

1,500 In 1872 the Harbour Commissioners reported that Hamilton Dock was 'very fully occupied' and it raised them a revenue of 1,500.

13
In the late 1860s, the average fee paid by ship owners for a spell in Hamilton Graving Dock was 13.

450ft long 50ft wide 22ft deep
The dock is 450 feet long (137m), 50 feet wide (15m) at the bottom and 22 feet (7m) deep.

Over 200,000 tons
Over 200,000 tons (203,209 metric tonnes) of sleech were excavated to create the dock.

30,000
Hamilton Graving Dock cost just under 30,000 to build, a huge investment. By comparison, a small house cost around 150 to build in the 1860s.
 
Location. 54° 36.371′ N, 5° 54.703′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in County Down

Hamilton Dock By Numbers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
2. Hamilton Dock By Numbers Marker
Dock and SS Nomadic in background
. Marker is on Queens Road, on the left when traveling north. Part of the Titanic Belfast complex. Touch for map. Marker is 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. The Pump House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Pump House (a few steps from this marker); Queen's Island Shipyard / Belfast's Industrial Growth (a few steps from this marker); Building the Dock 1864-1867 / Belfast's Industrial Growth (a few steps from this marker); The Poop Deck (a few steps from this marker); Queen's Island Shipyard / Hamilton Dock (a few steps from this marker); Hamilton Dock Stone Construction (a few steps from this marker); Building the Dock 1864-1867 / Hamilton 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 17, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Hamilton Dock Stone Construction
View from SS Nomadic
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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