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SILENT SALUTE

A Silent Salute to all that is left of the Millwall Outer Dock apart from the empty basin, where now stands a print works.

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"Thanks Ron".....
Taken Saturday evening while waiting to load newspapers for South Wales.......a far cry from the days when we used to tie up on this berth to discharge dairy products from AUS/NZ and were probably unloaded by these very cranes. It was a bit of a Deja Vu moment !.
"See we do take notice of what you tell us"!.......could'nt get the picture without that damn lampost though
 

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A nice photo Julian,
They were DD2 type of 5 tons lifting and very easy to operate.
They were introduced to all the London and Tilbury Docks systems in late 1960s.
The dockers called them 'Rockets'
As a ships rigger I held a licence to drive all the crane types in the docks.
There was a spiral ladder in the vertical tube between the legs.
Regards - Stan
 

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Used to be a time when wherever in the world you berthed ( dry cargo) you could look out on a S&P Crane from Bath? Good to see that they have kept a few on the berth on the old waterfront Bristol................ Take it not one left in the Royals as a memorial - because of the aircraft?
 

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