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Photographs of Titan Shipyard Cranes on the River Clyde

Giant ( Titan ) crane at shipyard on the River Clyde

The giant 150-ton cantilever fitting-out crane was erected around 1907 

on the west side of the fitting-out basin of the Clydebank Shipyard on the River Clyde.

It was one of the first shipyard cranes to be designed and built by Sir William Arrol & Co.

In recognition of its historical significance

it has been designated a B-listed structure by Historic Scotland.

The Titan crane
 at
Clydebank
on the
River Clyde



Giant ( Titan ) crane at shipyard on the River Clyde

The Titan crane at Clydebank on the River Clyde



Giant ( Titan ) crane at shipyard on the River Clyde

Giant ( Titan ) crane
 at
Clydebank
on the
River Clyde




Titan Crane at Clydebank on the River Clyde

Titan crane
 at
Clydebank
on the
River Clyde

The Titan Crane:

The Titan was built in 1907 by William Arrol & Co of Dalmarnock. Over the decades that followed, it was used by John Brown shipyards to fit out Cunard liners, battleships and the Royal Yacht Brittania. The Titan played a crucial role during the two World Wars and survived unscathed despite the bombing of Clydebank.

In the early 1970s, the Titan was still working but on oil rigs rather than ships.

It once stood with 16 other cranes - however these have all been dismantled and the Titan alone remains.

The crane was refurbished and opened to the public in 2007.

The Titan Crane is to begin hosting jumpers using a scaffold platform fixed to the end of its cantilever arm. Daredevils will plunge 150ft from the A-listed structure towards the surface of the River Clyde.

Giant crane at shipyard on the River Clyde

Giant crane
 at
shipyard
on the
River Clyde



The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde

The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde

The Finnieston crane was built at the height of the heavy industry boom in Glasgow
 
to load railway carriages onto ships for transporting around world.
 
It was built in 1926 and was then the largest hammer-head crane in Europe.
It remained operational until the early 90s.
 




The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde

The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde






The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde

The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde






The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde

The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde







The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde

The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde






The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde

The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde






The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde

The shipyard crane at Finnieston on the River Clyde






Giant Shipyard crane at Greenock docks

Giant ( "Titan" ) shipyard crane at James Watt Docks in Greenock on the Firth of Clyde

The Crane is one of those built by Sir William Arrol





Titan Shipyard Crane at Whiteinch on the River Clyde

Titan Shipyard Crane at Whiteinch ( The "Whiteinch Hammer" ) on the River Clyde

The Titan crane, part of the Barclay Curle & Company Ltd. buildings located on the north bank of the River Clyde,
 at its Clydeholm shipyard in Whiteinch.
Designed and built by Sir William Arrol and Co. Ltd, this is one of the four remaining Titans on the Clyde.
 The crane is category A listed.







Titan Shipyard Crane on the River Clyde

Titan Shipyard Crane on the River Clyde





Fairfield's Shipyard Crane

 Fairfield's Shipyard Crane at Govan






Shipyard Cranes on the River Clyde

Shipyard Cranes on the River Clyde

These belonged to some of the most important ship building yards of the 20th century.

The yards included  John Brown & Company

 – shipbuilders of the Queen Elizabeth & Queen Mary for the Cunard Line.




Shipyard Cranes on the River Clyde

Shipyard Cranes on the River Clyde





Shipyard Cranes at BAE at Govan on the River Clyde

Shipyard Cranes at BAE at Govan on the River Clyde

The fixed dockside portal / berth cranes were erected in 1974



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