Takes 23,000,000 gallons to fill
Thousands of people stood on both banks of the Boyne (sic, Lagan correct) to watch the "Olympic", the world's largest vessel, enter the world's largest graving dock, which was formally opened at Belfast last Saturday. The dock is emptied by means of pumps and engines, which can do this work within the space of 100 miniutes, the amount of water being dealt with being about 23,000,000 gallons.
(The Sphere, September 30, 1911 p. 338)
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