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Admiralty Floating Docks 58 59 and 60W

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Old 28th December 2012, 20:07
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Question Admiralty Floating Docks 58 59 and 60W

What ever happened to the old AFD 58 59 and 60? I seem to remember that AFD58 was still in Guzz around 1992 and AFD60 was used at Faslane.
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Old 28th December 2012, 20:09
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Sorry about 60W (typing error!)
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Old 29th December 2012, 19:04
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AFDs 58 and 60 were sold to Icelandic buyers and can be seen on Google Earth at Rekjavik. AFD 59 ended up in Lagos.
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Old 31st December 2012, 08:27
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Thanks for the update!
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Old 30th March 2013, 21:09
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Afd 59

AFD 59 was moored alongside Marina Lagos from arrival some time in 2003, loaded with barges and dredgers from Rotterdam, until September 2010 when it was towed to Sapele. In Sapele it was moored alongside the NAVY wharf where it capsized and sank in March 2011. It was salvaged and refloated after the cargo (barges etc) had been removed and some punctures had been patched by salvage divers. AFD 59 is still in Sapele today. Present position 5 55'N, 5 39.5'E
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Old 31st March 2013, 14:33
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Good detective work Monica
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Old 31st March 2013, 15:21
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Interesting threaad which activated the grey cells one way or the other! in 1968 I stood by one of our tankers the "Lucellum" in Mitsubishi's in Yokohama. We were in a floating drydock which I seem to remember had been an RN dock based in Malta in WW2. Just a comment on the thread really and can anyone clarify my "distant past memory!"
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Old 23rd February 2014, 20:34
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Afd 59

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AFD 59 was moored alongside Marina Lagos from arrival some time in 2003, loaded with barges and dredgers from Rotterdam, until September 2010 when it was towed to Sapele. In Sapele it was moored alongside the NAVY wharf where it capsized and sank in March 2011. It was salvaged and refloated after the cargo (barges etc) had been removed and some punctures had been patched by salvage divers. AFD 59 is still in Sapele today. Present position 5 55'N, 5 39.5'E
Response: It's interesting that AFD 59 is still about. Just to let you know Monika that I actually worked on it in Portsmouth Dockyard during construction. I heard it was destined for the far East but was unsure where it went after completion. hforder 2/2014
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Old 23rd February 2014, 21:26
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AFD 59 was built for use at Barrow by Vickers for the fitting out of nuclear submarines. It became surplus when the shiplift came into being.
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Old 24th February 2014, 12:15
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cf HFORDER - AFD 35 was at Malta and sold in 1964 initially to Italian buyers subsequently leased to Mitsubishi, Yokohama 1966- c 1971. Then to Hong Kong buyers.

WSS Warships no. 160
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Old 9th August 2017, 14:06
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Afd 59

Is it a good idea to buy the floating dry dock AFD 59 built in 1962 that is now up for sale?
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Old 9th August 2017, 14:20
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Afd 59

Is it a good idea considering buying this floating dry dock named AFD 59 built 1962 that is now up for sale?
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