Olympic Entering Thompson Graving Dock

Takes 23,000,000 gallons to fill

The Sphere

Olympic Entering Thompson Graving Dock
THE WHITE STAR LINER "OLYMPIC" ENTERING THE NEW GRAVING DOCK AT BELFAST [For repairs after "Hawke" collision - SM]

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)

Relates to Place:
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Relates to Ship:
Olympic

Contributor
Senan Molony

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(1911) Olympic Entering Thompson Graving Dock The Sphere (ref: #3202, accessed 3rd August 2015 08:11:43 PM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/olympic-entering-thompson-graving-dock.html

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