James Watt Dock Crane

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The James Watt Dock Crane

The James Watt Dock Crane is a giant cantilever crane on the River Clyde.


It was built in 1917 by Sir William Arrol & Co.[1] It was rated to lift 150 tonnes (150 long tons; 170 short tons), and is a category A listed structure.[1][2] Apart from an adjacent derelict mobile Smith Rodley, it is the only crane left in the dock after the yards were cleared for redevelopment.[3]

The crane was used for the fitting out of ships.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Greenock, James Watt Dock, Cantilever Crane". scotlandsplaces.gov.uk. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Titan Crane". jameswattdockmarina.co.uk. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Clark, Bill (2013). Greenock & Gourock Through Time. Amberley Publishing Limited. p. 52. ISBN 9781445628462. 

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Coordinates: 55°56′38″N 4°43′49″W / 55.943854°N 4.730309°W / 55.943854; -4.730309