Govan Graving Docks, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on a relic of Scottish industrial history.

From the 19th century through to the 1950s Glasgow and the River Clyde was a powerhouse of shipping and shipbuilding which generated demand for a dry dock facility to facilitate the inspection and repair of the bottom of ships. This demand was satisfied by construction of the Govan Graving Docks (Dry Docks) which were built between 1860 and 1875 by Clyde Navigation Trust.

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