ARCHIVES CORNER - GREAT ADMIRALTY WORKS
July 30, 2020
Series of photographs of the Construction of No.1 Dock 1898 – 1905.
This week we present the photographs of Book I, Folio iv.
Photo 1 – General view of the site, looking South, showing the progress of the works in 1903. Note the exposed dock walls at the central upper part of the photograph as timber supports continue to be removed and the ground within reduced in level.
Photo 2 – View looking North from the head of the dock showing the progress of the excavation works within the dock itself.
Photo 3 – Close up view of head of dock, looking South, in 1903. Of interest is the placing of the natural stone blocks which form the lining of the dock as is visible today. Also, of interest is the construction detail of the base of the dock and which incorporates drainage channels.
Photo 4 – View from the head of the dock, looking North, taken in 1904, again showing the progress of the excavation works within the dock itself. Also visible at the central lower part of the photograph are the natural stone blocks stacked ready for placing.
Photo 5 – View, looking East, of the middle caisson camber, taken in 1904.
(Photographs reproduced with permission.)