Dredger No. 5

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Dredger No. 5
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Year Built: 
Arrival Date: 
Original Builder: 
Hugh McIntyre & Company, Phoenix Shipyard, Paisley
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Launched on Monday 24th October 1881, reported as the largest ever single dredging machine built on the Clyde.  Launched with steam up.
Built for the Dublin Port & Docks Board.
Reported as being capable of dreging over 5,000 tons per day from a depth of 40 feet below the surface.
Dimensions  :   180 ft  x  29 ft  x  11 ft
Machinery manufactured by Engineers Fleming & Ferguson of Paisley, consisting of CSC engines rated at 1,350 IHP for driving the dredging gear, auxiliary engines for hoisting and lowering bucket lladder, heaving chains by winches, warping hopper alongside; four powerful crab winches for shifting and feeding dredger when at work; steel-mounted buckets and tumblers fitted with steel corner-pieces and bushes of the same material. 
Arrived in Troon for breaking having served for 52 years.


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