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Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

The Pump House

Hamilton Dock

 
 
The Pump House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
1. The Pump House Marker
Inscription.  

In the mid-1920s, the original steam-powered pumps were replaced by ones driven by electric motors.

Each of the 125 horsepower electric motors, which can still be seen inside, drives a pump in the underground well. Above the motors you can see the travelling crane once used to lift machinery in and out for repairs.

There have been many alterations made to the building since 1900. The well house - where the pumps and motors are located - is the only part of the original building that survives, as the boiler house and engine room were demolished in 1942. The well house has now been restored to closely resemble its original appearance.

The well house - where the pumps and motors are located - is the only part of the original building which survives.

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Water was pumped out to Abercorn Basin along this culvert

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Far left Plan showing the location of the culverts through which the water flowed in and out of the dock

Left These electric pumps are still in place inside the pump house

Above left As shown, the

The Pump House and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. The Pump House and Markers
pump house originally had a tall chimney situated to the right of where you are now standing

Above The pump house some time after the chimney had been removed
 
Location. 54° 36.367′ N, 5° 54.711′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in County Down. 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. A different marker also named The Pump House (here, next to this marker); Hamilton Dock By Numbers (a few steps from this marker); Queen's Island Shipyard / Belfast's Industrial Growth (within shouting distance of this marker); Building the Dock 1864-1867 / Belfast's Industrial Growth (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen's Island Shipyard / Hamilton Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); The Poop Deck (within shouting distance of this marker); Building the Dock 1864-1867 / Hamilton Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamilton Dock Stone Construction (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Hamilton Graving Dock. (Submitted on June 18, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Shipbuilding in Belfast. (Submitted on June 18, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)

The Pump House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
3. The Pump House

 
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Hamilton Graving Dock image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
4. Hamilton Graving Dock
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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