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Offline Bilgerat

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Re: View from the roof of No.7 Slip
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 20:11:55 »
A brave man indeed! The pictures don't really give an idea of how high it actually is. The slipway floor is an awfully long way down and working on the skylight of that covered slip is not for the faint-hearted. I'm glad I'm not doing the repair work there, we're only renewing the clips which hold the glass in place. We did, however, renew some of the glass panes in the skylight of the machine shop next door and we had the benefit of scaffold towers underneath us inside. That's not possible on No.7 slip because of the work going on on the slipway.

When the Royal Navy was still there, I heard that they used to build scaffolding on the travelling gantries when the skylight needed repairing, but modern health and safety regulations won't allow that now.
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Re: View from the roof of No.7 Slip
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 19:54:32 »
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Wonderful pics Bilgerat, thanks

ditto!!

My G. Father was a steel erector in the 'yard and one of his last jobs (he retired in 1959) was to re-sheet large areas of no. 7 slip and re-new the river end "doors" whilst ship building was going on underneath. He would love to have seen your photo's.

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Re: View from the roof of No.7 Slip
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 18:42:05 »
Wonderful pics Bilgerat, thanks  :)
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View from the roof of No.7 Slip
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 18:21:54 »
Went up there today in the course of my work at the Historic Dockyard and took a load of piccies with my phone.

Looking towards Brompton


Looking towards Chatham over the Historic Dockyard.


View along the skylight towards the river


View towards Upnor from the roof over the head of the slip.


View towards St Mary's Island


View over the North Mast Pond


View from the river end of the roof. Note the Graving Slip and the mouth of No.8 Slip (now filled in).


Another one, showing the whole of the Graving Slip


View along the skylight from the river end of the roof


View looking out towards Whitewall Creek


View looking towards Chatham Intra and Rochester.


Looking down through the skylight at the mouth of No.7 Slip.


Looking straight down from the roof
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