Smith's Dock No 8 Pontoon

Smith's Dock No 8 Pontoon

Postby Whickham » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:59 pm

A couple of photos sent to me by Terry showing Smith's Dock No 8 Pontoon being broken up at Gateshead. No date given but her last docking was AMBLE on 20/09/1938.

See also: viewtopic.php?f=147&t=14755&p=31190#p31190

being dismantled at Gateshead copy.jpg
Photo courtesy of Terry Summerson

another view at shipbreakers copy.jpg
Photo courtesy of Terry Summerson
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Re: Smith's Dock No 8 Pontoon

Postby magoonigal » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:16 am

Brilliant Pictures...........
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Re: Smith's Dock No 8 Pontoon

Postby Ian Buxton » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:22 am

Interesting and the previous pix of the pontoon. AMBLE was docked 7-20 Sep 1938. No.8 had docked 2700 ships by then. She left for Gateshead 16 Oct 1938 to bu, presume by J J King. She was built as Smiths Pontoon No.1, presume renamed No.8 after merger with Edwards in 1899.
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