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George V dry-dock - in pictures 4

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George V dry-dock - in pictures 4
George V Dock And 'Queen Elizabeth' [3159]

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For many years, the dock was the largest in the world. The dock was built with four pumps which could empty the dock of water within four hours. Two travelling cranes were installed, capable of lifting up to 50 tons. To accommodate the workers who overhauled ships in the dock, a workmen's canteen and waiting room was built nearby that could accommodate 1200 men.


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