Kōrero: Shipbuilding

Strathlairg enters Wellington dock (2 o 3)

Strathlairg enters Wellington dock

To receive a ship (in this case P&O’s Strathlairg) the floating dock filled its ballast tanks to submerge. The ship was lined up and slowly winched in by the capstans on the dock’s sides.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1977/1879/14A

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gavin McLean, 'Shipbuilding - The iron and steel era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5502/strathlairg-enters-wellington-dock (accessed 4 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Gavin McLean, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 20 Jul 2015