EAW001352 ENGLAND (1946). The King George V Graving Dock, Southampton, from the south, 1946

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Details

Title [EAW001352] The King George V Graving Dock, Southampton, from the south, 1946
Reference EAW001352
Date 28-June-1946
Link
Place name SOUTHAMPTON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 439364, 112372
Longitude / Latitude -1.4400562490234, 50.908921343156
National Grid Reference SU394124

Pins

Royal Mail Lines ASTURIUS or ALCANTARA undergoing commercial restoration.

john g
Saturday 25th of October 2014 10:46:01 AM
Interesting to see two relatively ships in the dock at the same time. They both look like P&O vessels but this is only based on the colour and shape of their funnels. The dock is in wet state. Not sure how it would be possible to support two ships at the same time in the dry state especially as they overlap and so cannot stand in the middle while supported equally from the sides.

Maurice
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 07:03:13 AM
I suspect these are heaps of former military material awaiting disposal just over a year after the end of the recent war.

Maurice
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 06:59:45 AM
Might the spherical objects be naval mines recovered from cleared defensive minefields around the Solent and South Coast, while the large cylinders are mooring buoys, surplus after the huge build up of shipping for D-Day?

Kentishman
Wednesday 9th of June 2021 10:20:39 AM
This yard dealt with Southampton's local good traffic. Today it is the Southampton Freightliner Terminal, which deals with a lot of traffic from the nearby container terminal as well as local traffic. In effect it is an overflow terminal from the larger terminal to the south of the line west of the graving dock that is inside the modern dock complex. When the graving dock was built it was the end of the Southern Railway development at Southampton. The modern container port extended the port still further inland almost to the some degree as Western Docks had extended the old town docks. The London model for dock development was to move down stream, whereas the Southampton model was to move up stream. Discuss! It would make a good traditional geography question.

Maurice
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 06:58:09 AM
A five coach set Maunsell set. The Southern had nearly all of its coaches in sets. This could be a Bournemouth train from Waterloo or, at this length, perhaps more likely a cross country train from Portsmouth to Bristol.

Maurice
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 06:50:44 AM
A typical group of goods brake vans (some Southern, some exLSWR) found at many yards were freight trains started their journeys.

Maurice
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 06:45:41 AM
This train may have a GWR loco on the front, but it has a Southern Railway goods brake on the back. It would appear to be a string of empty, mostly private owner, coal wagons which would provide plenty of work for the guard in keeping these hand brake only vehicles under control. It is mostly likely waiting the 'road', once the passenger train has gone by, to turn right at Redbridge Junction, off towards Salisbury and the Bristol or South Wales coalfields.

Maurice
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 06:43:48 AM

Maurice
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 06:18:13 AM
More likely brick built air raid shelter with blast wall.

Stuart
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 08:47:53 AM
Sliding gate that moves into the pool beside the entrance.

Maurice
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 06:17:35 AM
See EPW042952 where it is being moved into place.

Maurice
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 06:20:35 AM
A store of ships' boats

MB
Monday 2nd of September 2013 11:41:51 PM
A GWR 2-6-0, designed by G J Churchward, at the head of a goods train

MB
Monday 2nd of September 2013 11:40:06 PM
A Southern Railway, ex-LSWR, steam locomotive - a 4-4-0 possibly designed by Drummond, with a set of coaches. Probably a local train

MB
Monday 2nd of September 2013 11:38:04 PM
Text - Toogood & Sons The King's Seedsmen

MB
Monday 2nd of September 2013 11:35:58 PM

User Comment Contributions

The newer vessel nearest the camera in the dock was registered in Belfast. Can't quite read the name: Aleant---?

MB
Monday 2nd of September 2013 11:33:26 PM