Waterbodies & Maritime => Dockyards & Harbours => Topic started by: Islesy on March 15, 2010, 15:16:09

Title: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Islesy on March 15, 2010, 15:16:09
Big panorama of the Western Docks, taken from the Viaduct.

On the left we have have Hammonds Garage (Champagne Caves, Oil Mills Upper & Lower and the DOE Tunnels, with St. Martin's Battery and Drop Redoubt on the cliffs above. Coming round we have Hawkesbury Street Junction and the former Dover Town Station, then Granville Basin and the former Commercial Dock area and on to the Cinque Port Arms and Southern House at the extreme right hand side.

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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: DoverDan on April 16, 2010, 23:30:31
A shipment of wood pulp destined for the Kent papermills being offloaded at Granville dock during the mid 50s.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4526296357_ae353b30cd_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: DoverDan on April 17, 2010, 14:53:06
View of Wellington dock during the 1950s.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4527622541_781d8a79a8_b.jpg)
I think the vessel moored up at the bottem of the picture with the tall black funnel is one of Dover harbour boards dredgers.
also right at the bottem of the picture is what looks like large covers for some kind of wheels with 'EXTEROUS' writen on one (im guessing there is a letter missing??). Does anyone know what these might have been for?.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: TowerWill on April 17, 2010, 16:51:37
Dexterous perhaps?Didn't DHB ships names begin with a D?
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: compass on April 19, 2010, 19:52:24
Yes, I'm sure the DHB had two tugs in the mid 70's called the Dexterous and Diligent(?). Perhaps your photo refers to their predecessors.
These are great photos.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: DoverDan on May 01, 2010, 13:49:27
Fruit imports being offloaded at Granville dock late 1950s.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3298/4568041240_4f83c2af21_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: TowerWill on May 02, 2010, 18:04:36
Very nice photos DoverDan!I would probably have been much the same age as that boy watching the lorry being loaded when the photo was taken.The methods hadn't changed much in the early 1970's either.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: DoverDan on June 19, 2010, 12:32:20
Western docks from the Grand shaft barracks 1950s. The large ferry which can be seen is the Maid of Kent.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/4568041248_ac69934786_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: unfairytale on June 19, 2010, 18:23:17
The Collier, Emsworth. Being loaded at Dover's Granville Dock.
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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: TowerWill on July 09, 2010, 23:19:16
Another interesting photo unfairytale.There are a couple of memories for me there.The van appears to be a Thames similar to the one we used to take ships stores from Dour Street to the Townsend's ships at the Eastern Docks.I also worked for about a month delivering coal from these wharves to houses all around Dover for Corals.A slip on grass with a hundredweight of coal on my back put an end to that job.
I just had a look on Google Earth and so much has changed in this area.Wasn't there a wharf in the Tidal Basin where gravel etc for road building was unloaded?I can remember sitting on a quayside there with a schoolmate,more than 45 years ago,looking at the mudflats.I believe D.H.B. has plans to make major changes to this area including the infilling of the Granville Docks.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: ellenkate on July 10, 2010, 12:02:27


An early picture of Western Docks:
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz93/ellenkate1/dover%20views/Wdocks1838printJBJ.jpg)

Ellenkate
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: DoverDan on September 12, 2010, 14:38:02
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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: ellenkate on September 12, 2010, 15:35:15

Dover Dan - 
date of picture?  1960s?
Ship on left looks a bit like the Royal Yacht.

Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: delboy on September 12, 2010, 17:45:39
Ellenkate, I think you will find that it is the Trinity House pilot supply ship KIHNA that used to run the pilots down to the depot ship off Dungeness and bring  back the pilots that had brought ships up from down the coast. I was a galley/deck boy on there 1956/57. She used to lay at that position and we would pick up or drop them at the dumphead or if it was a bit rough onto the POW pier. Here she is at another angle, delboy


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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: LenP on September 12, 2010, 19:46:11
Is there still a cafe at the end of the pier?
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: strangelights on September 12, 2010, 20:17:25
Cafe at the end of the pier shut down earlier this year.I think that the opening of the new cafe/watersports centre on the seafront probably took a lot of trade away.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: DoverDan on September 12, 2010, 20:43:05

Dover Dan - 
date of picture?  1960s?
Ship on left looks a bit like the Royal Yacht.



The picture is from a book called 'Gateway of England' by Rivers scott published in 1956 by Dover Harbour Board to celebrate their 350th year.
I guess if this picture was commisioned by them it could have been taken in 1955 or early 1956.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: LenP on October 03, 2010, 16:09:59
This is rather interesting:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1870-Cross-CHANNEL-RAILWAY-FERRY-DOVER-/160403213319?pt=UK_art_prints_GL&hash=item2558c6cc07 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1870-Cross-CHANNEL-RAILWAY-FERRY-DOVER-/160403213319?pt=UK_art_prints_GL&hash=item2558c6cc07)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: DoverDan on November 02, 2010, 20:00:11
Imported timber props being loaded for delivery to the Kent Coalfields 1950s.
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1352/5140106713_de786464d9_b.jpg)

Cargo vessel Flamingo offloading Wood pulp for the Kent papermills at Custom House Quay 1950s.
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1425/5140106697_f96de698fa_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: TowerWill on November 03, 2010, 07:54:45
Nice pictures DoverDan,we were still unloading ships by the same methods 20 years later.I can't recall pit props going by rail in the late 1970's to Tilmanstone Colliery via the E.K.L.Railway though. That wagon is not a lot different to the Minfits we used to get the coal from the pit,except the wagon in your photo probably didn't have vacuum brakes.Anyone remember the tractor that used to push strings of rail wagons around these docks
and how the road would be closed while they were shunted between Granville and Wellington Docks?
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Alastair on November 03, 2010, 17:00:35
Yes, they are good pictures, Doverdan. Isn't that railway wagon in the upper picture a steel mineral wagon?
Alastair
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: TowerWill on November 03, 2010, 18:07:04
We only used minfits and hoppers on the E.K.L.R. in the late '70's, all 2 axle vehicles.The minfits would have higher sides than the one in DoverDan's photo but the same sort of doors and very dodgy they could be if not fastened properly.What was the one you mentioned Alastair?Was it mainly used for iron ore or suchlike?
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: DoverDan on November 03, 2010, 20:08:15
I have posted this photo already in the Grand Shaft Barracks topic but i think it deserves a place here too.
It shows a night shift at Granville Dock during the late fifties/early sixties with plenty more of the rail wagons which might help to identify them.

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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: TowerWill on November 03, 2010, 22:32:22
They're certainly similar to minfits in your nightscene DoverDan.They appear to be unfitted(no continuous automatic braking system) but by the time i started working with coal wagons they were nearly all fitted.This area went fully fitted after an accident around 1978.Those wagons forming a train would have had a guard's van at the rear out on the main line.I don't know if they were scrapped or converted.Studying your photo shows what looks like some loaded coal wagons being shunted in the background.I can recall the old hands talking about trips to Dover Gasworks with coal but not where it came from or how it was loaded into the rail wagons.I know a coal wharf was nearby.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Alastair on November 04, 2010, 16:17:08
We only used minfits and hoppers on the E.K.L.R. in the late '70's, all 2 axle vehicles.The minfits would have higher sides than the one in DoverDan's photo but the same sort of doors and very dodgy they could be if not fastened properly.What was the one you mentioned Alastair?Was it mainly used for iron ore or suchlike?
Yes, there were hundreds of thousands of them over the railway network. There's a line of them in Doverdan's picture. Called mineral wagons and used for iron ore but used for coal as well. They're the reason
so many steam locos were preserved. Dai Woodhams bought up lots of locos and mineral wagons and could make a quicker profit cutting up the wagons so the locos were left alone on their sidings, and by the time Woodhams got to them, most of them had been sold for preservation.
Alastair
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: TowerWill on November 04, 2010, 17:17:35
Right Alistair,i think those wagons operated more to the north of the Thames in later years until they were scrapped as you say.Painted grey i used to see them in sidings on the Midland.Is Dai Woodhams that scrapyard in Wales?
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Alastair on November 04, 2010, 17:30:10
Yes, it is. He did very well out of it, I gather. The mineral wagons were painted grey usually with a diagonal white stripe on one side of the door. Used mostly up north as that was where the coal/industry was.
Alastair
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: TowerWill on November 04, 2010, 18:55:40
Thought that might be the place i've seen in railway magazines.Those wagons in DoverDan's photo would have been grey as well, as i can remember them being shunted from dock to dock.One could be heading towards Snargate Street and be held up by this shunting then find the road bridge over the Wellington Dock entrance had been opened behind you to let a ship through if the tide was right.Very interesting place though.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: TowerWill on November 19, 2010, 17:52:55
(http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/TowerWill/fromWellingtonDocks005.jpg)
Before this arm of the Wellington Dock was infilled to the present length it had a gentle ramp with sturdy rail lines rising up at the end of it out of the water.I think i saw the end of these lines in the present car park.I can't remember all the details now but there was some sort of a cradle that could raise quite large ships out of the Dock.There is(or was)something similar in Ramsgate Harbour.Another piece that seems to have gone is the floating jetty between this bit and the "Bubbles".We used to sit on the beams inside that were just above the water level.Incidently the trees on the hilltop above mark the site of the West Wing of Fort Burgoyne.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Guest on November 19, 2010, 18:01:53
The second photo on the "Dover Harbour Board brochure" thread shows the Lady Duncannon on the slipway, TowerWill.  :) Great shame it wasn't preserved because it was a quite historic structure. But, of course, car parking comes first...
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: TowerWill on November 19, 2010, 19:41:59
Very interesting brochure you put on the forum!I thought i might have seen tugs up on the slipway going back up to 50 years ago.Yes great pity it wasn't kept,but cars must be parked as you say.Many changes around that area even in my 60 odd years.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: DoverDan on November 26, 2010, 16:17:55
Two views of the stone and coal berths at the Western Docks.

Mid 1950s view of the Tidal Basin birth.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/5208647745_83ff1a8e85_b.jpg)

The Granville Dock birth viewed from the eastern end of Wellinton Dock during the early 1960s. Note the conveyor system next to the large ferry, installed in the late 1950s to speed up the unloading of Cargo ships.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5009/5209246476_d4067e373f_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on November 27, 2010, 14:51:28
The Isle of Thanet and the cargo vessel Deal.Laid up in the Wellington Dock waiting to be towed to the scrap yard.
Regards,
Ted

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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on November 29, 2010, 10:32:18
Taken from the Western Heights in the 60's.So much going on.For me one to remember.
Cheers,Ted

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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on November 29, 2010, 20:03:20
Another view taken from the end of the Western Arm in the 1960's.Lots of foot passengers in those days....

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h122/COASTIE_01/WESTERNARMDOVER.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on November 29, 2010, 20:07:50
The Jet Foil Terminal.Converted from one of the redundant Belgian Ferries.It doesn't take too long before it becomes history......

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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: unfairytale on November 29, 2010, 20:13:48
Another shot taken from St. Martins Battery. This time in the late '90s.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2575/3997163739_e90bd33a93.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: delboy on November 29, 2010, 20:42:48
Hi, here are some photos taken when I worked at the Western docks showing the Jetfoil. The 1st 2 pics show the converted barge that we used til RTM converted the R. Astrid as a terminal. I am the guy in the white shirt on the barge tieing up. No 2 shows them removing the barge and the others show the Reine Asrtid being put in place. Your picture Ted shows it when they moved it and the Ostend services to  Ramsgate. I hope you find them of interest, delboy
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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on November 30, 2010, 10:57:34
Another view from the Heights.Scanned from negatives and suffered the curse of Newton Rings.
Cheers, Ted

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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on November 30, 2010, 11:13:22
The Dover Lifeboat "Southern Africa" laid up in the Wellington Dock 1967.She had just been replaced by the new steel American design "Faithful Forester".I can remember one of the first BBC live outside broadcasts they did from the lifeboat with Raymond Baxter giving the commentary.She was later sold to Chile but has now been preserved back home in the South West.More details of the Dover RNLI website.

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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on November 30, 2010, 11:25:31
I have been sifting through my Dover collection looking at the backgrounds.My interest was the ships and therefore with the fixed lens we had in those days you concentrated more on the ship rather than what was in the background.It's only now how I wished I could have panned back.
The ship is one of Stephenson Clarke's steam colliers.A large coastal company delivering coal.Frequent visitors to the Port.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h122/COASTIE_01/scan0090a.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on November 30, 2010, 11:44:47
The Trinity House pilot cutter "Patrol" alongside the Prince of Wales pier on the 1st August 1962.Built to replace some of the earlier cutters that operated off Dungeness.I was told that she didn't have good sea keeping qualities.The service was discontinued from Dover/Dungeness and replaced by a launch service from Folkestone.Patrol was transferred to Harwich and eventually laid up in the West India Dock.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h122/COASTIE_01/File0297.jpg)

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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on November 30, 2010, 11:52:38
A little more background in this one.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h122/COASTIE_01/scan00992.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on December 30, 2010, 09:16:43
The SECR "EMPRESS" .Built 1907 and in 1928 sold to the Isle of Man SP Co.
Looking at the background.Is the steel girder work part of the building of the Eastern Arm?

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h122/COASTIE_01/KHF/File0506.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on December 30, 2010, 09:19:11
The Belgian Marine turbine steamer "PRINCESSE ELIZABETH" Built 1905 and lasted to 1931.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h122/COASTIE_01/KHF/File0505.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on December 30, 2010, 09:22:24
The SECR "INVICTA" Built 1905 and was later transferred to the French in 1923.

Just love the Pilot Cutter alongside with the "Woodbine funnel".

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h122/COASTIE_01/KHF/File0498.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on December 30, 2010, 09:30:02
The Sealink ferry "ST PATRICK" laid up having recently been sold to Greece in 1972.She worked on the Folkestone to Boulogne service.

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h122/COASTIE_01/KHF/File0509.jpg)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on December 30, 2010, 09:33:41
The ferry "CAESAREA" with a Christmas tree on the main mast and smoking well.
Built by Whites at Cowes I.O.W. in 1960 she ended her career at Dover in 1980.

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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on December 30, 2010, 09:38:23
Just leaving the Western Entrance the French Hovercraft "INGENIEUR JEAN BERTIN" 1977 - 1985.

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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on December 30, 2010, 10:29:54
A general view 1980 ish.

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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: helcion on December 30, 2010, 14:12:07
Ted     -

More excellent pix -  thanks !

Quote
Looking at the background.Is the steel girder work part of the building of the Eastern Arm?

I think that's the temporary viaduct for the contractor's railway between the Eastern Arm & the Southern Breakwater.

The breakwater looks pretty much completed  [no visible contractors equipment] & as the EMPRESS was built 1907 she must be pretty new in that photo.

The viaduct would have been removed before the completion of the Admiralty Harbour in 1909, so I would hazard a guess as to the date of the photo as about 1908.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: unfairytale on December 30, 2010, 15:20:01
The french hovercraft Jean Bertin was almost useless. it was retired whilst I worked at the hoverport. When it was scrapped, the engines were brought to the U.K. I had to deliver the cheque for the duty, to Customs at Southern House. it was for 20,000.00. Quite a nervous bike ride.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Ted Ingham on December 30, 2010, 15:30:48
Thanks for the information Mike.
Just found the attached photo in my Grandfathers collection.
He did a day trip from Swan Pier, Central London to Dover on the 29th August 1907.The Paddle Steamer was the "KOH I NOOR" belonging to New Palace Steamers.The funnels were telescopic in order for her to transit the London bridges.

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Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: TowerWill on February 12, 2011, 12:01:18
(http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af278/TowerWill/GranvilleDockFebuary1973001.jpg)
I took this photo in February 1973 from up near the Grand Shaft.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: AnDy on July 14, 2011, 00:46:41
Taken from the Western Heights in the 60's.So much going on.For me one to remember.

Cheers,Ted


Ive been told there was a large gun with a 9 mile range(?) mounted along the arm of the western dock, which was sunken with the magazines below ground either side of the gun which would be loaded then raised/fired then lowered and re-loaded.

On the image, middle/right there are 3 blue loading cranes, just to the right of that is a structure of brick construction (possibly) where he thinks it stood,.

Have I been led up the garden path again??? :-)
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: helcion on July 14, 2011, 06:50:57
AnDy      -

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Ive been told there was a large gun with a 9 mile range(?) mounted along the arm of the western dock, which was sunken with the magazines below ground either side of the gun which would be loaded then raised/fired then lowered and re-loaded.

& they're still there !

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=5935.0

Cheers

Helcion
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: StuarttheGrant on July 18, 2011, 23:36:25
I wonder if anyone recalls the Tug "Lady Brassey"? The name stuck in my mind and this thread brought her back.
Best wishes all, Stuart..
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: ellenkate on July 19, 2011, 14:31:48
Lady Brassey, Dover Tug, c.1930s:

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz93/ellenkate1/transport/BrasseyLadyDovertug1930s.jpg)

Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Nemo on July 19, 2011, 21:03:33
See also http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/ladybrassey1913.html
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: StuarttheGrant on July 20, 2011, 00:49:51
Well I am blown away by the Photo of Lady Brassey, I assume the DH on the funnell is
Dover Harbour.. What a powerfull looking ship, Really looks the part...Stuart
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: keniff on July 20, 2011, 08:14:16
I would think that the lettering is DHB - Dover Harbour Board ?
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: unfairytale on July 20, 2011, 12:07:14
The Dover tugs only had DH on their funnels.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks: SER workshops from Folkestone harbour?
Post by: CommanderChuff on November 26, 2017, 21:44:23
I am building a model of Folkestone harbour.

The research into the history of The harbour has revealed that South Eastern Railway built a workshop on the eastern side of Stade in 1863. It is thought that this facility was built to service the cross channel ferry steamships, and marine boilers and other equipment were manufacturered there.

In 1922 the tools and workshop was relocated in Dover docks.

Does anybody has any more information, please?

David.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Longpockets on November 27, 2017, 08:16:09
It is shown on the 1873 maps 1:500 and 1:2500. There was a line that ran along The Stade side of the harbour with a turntable (not sure of the correct terminology) at the end of a jetty at the Eastern end of the harbour parallel to the East Pier, it is not clear if the line went along the jetty, I think it did but am not sure. The line ran Northwards where a carpenter's shop and a smith's shop were located east and north of the line respectively. It joined the main line on the approach to the swing bridge via another turntable at the Western end of The Stade, this also had a branch off along what is shown as a slipway on the later maps.

It is shown on the 1898 and 1907 1:2500 maps.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: conan on November 27, 2017, 14:58:57
This might help,you can use the mouse to move the map and the blue button to the left brings in a modern satellite overlay

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=51.1187&lon=1.3118&layers=168&b=1

Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: CommanderChuff on November 29, 2017, 09:39:32
Thank you for the replies,  the marine workshop in Folkestone is well known but there is a gap in the mapping timeline to confirm that it was actually removed in 1922.  And unfortunately the maps of Dover do not identify individual buildings so that this date can be verified.

But thanks anyway,
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Trikeman on January 03, 2018, 16:50:34
Picture of latest works at Dover Western Docks - taken on my last recce mission in Nov. The shape of the new Marina is evident now and the area to be infilled. No wonder they wanted to use sand from the Goodwins!
Trikeman
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Trikeman on January 03, 2018, 16:54:14
Picture of latest works at Dover Western Docks - taken on my last recce mission in Nov. The shape of the new Marina is evident now and the area to be infilled. No wonder they wanted to use sand from the Goodwins!
Trikeman
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Nemo on January 03, 2018, 18:30:01
Note the gap in the Dunkirk Jetty to allow entrance into the Wick channel.
Title: Re: Dover Western Docks
Post by: Trikeman on January 03, 2018, 22:11:31
Yes, a friend of mine has a fishing boat in the Marina and we've been sailing through that gap
Trikeman