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Cowes JS White Hammerhead Crane.jpg - SOLD - The 80 ton 'hammerhead' crane was ordered by Cowes shipbuilder J.S. White in 1911 and came into use the following year. It was the key element of a new fitting-out quay, as part of White's increased capacity for the production of naval warships. The crane was designed by Babcock and Wilcox and engineered at their Renfrew plant, but it was the only giant cantilever crane they ever built. This type of crane would eventually dominate the skyline of shipyards throughout the world. The Cowes structure falls within the first decade of their development and is probably the earliest example in existence beyond the Clyde.

SOLD - The 80 ton 'hammerhead' crane was ordered by Cowes shipbuilder J.S. White in 1911 and came into use the following year. It was the key element of a new fitting-out quay, as part of White's increased capacity for the production of naval warships. The crane was designed by Babcock and Wilcox and engineered at their Renfrew plant, but it was the only giant cantilever crane they ever built. This type of crane would eventually dominate the skyline of shipyards throughout the world. The Cowes structure falls within the first decade of their development and is probably the earliest example in existence beyond the Clyde. Download
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