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Bridge Damaged by Cruiser
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 18:55:38 »
25 March 1935   The Times

Bridge Damaged by Cruiser

Chatham Dockyard Mishap

A cantilever bridge at Chatham Dockyard was damaged on Saturday by the cruiser Vindictive (http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=13692.0).
The cruiser is in the dockyard for repairs, and it was found necessary to transfer her from one berth to another.  A hawser connected the cruiser with tugs, and as she was passing through the gap made by the separated arms of the bridge a strong gust of wind caught the Vindictive, slightly shifting her position and causing her superstructure to come into collision with an arm of the bridge, bending it to the level of the quay and fracturing a portion of the steel frame.  Considerable damage was also done to the mechanism of the bridge.  The cruiser was only slightly damaged.

 

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