List of Floating Docks (Last 100 Years)

No Port or Dock For Whom Designed Constructors Type Lifting Power (tonnes) Lenght Overall (metres) Clear Width of Entrance (metres) Draught over Keel Blocks (metres) Date Image
No Port or Dock For Whom Designed Constructors Type Lifting Power (tonnes) Lenght Overall (metres) Clear Width of Entrance (metres) Draught over Keel Blocks (metres) Date Image
1 Nicolaieff Imperial Russian Admiralty Clark & Standfield, Grays Engineering Works Depositing 4,270 85.34 21.95 6.10 1877
2 Barrow Barrow Shipbuilding Co. (now Vickers) Clark & Standfield, Grays Engineering Works Depositing 3,200 73.76 12.19 5.18 1882
3 Vladivostok Imperial Russian Admiralty Owners Depositing 8,130 112.17 22.71 7.92 1881-6
4 Hamburg (Reiherstieg 1) Reiherstieg Schiffswerfte und Maschinenfabrik Owners Off-Shore 5,080 100.58 19.81 5.33 1887
5 Cardiff Channel Pontoon and Dry Docks Co. Ltd. Clark & Standfield, Grays Engineering Works Off-Shore 2,540 81.92 16.00 5.33 1890
6 Cardiff Ext Channel Pontoon and Dry Docks Co. Ltd. Owners Off-Shore 410 16.94 16.00 5.33 1897
7 North Shields 1 Smiths Dock Co. Ltd Owners Off-Shore 3,250 102.11 14.94 6.25 1892
8 Flensburg Flensburger Schiffbau-Gessellschaft Owners Off-Shore 2,640 85.95 14.94 5.79 1892
9 Vera Cruz Mexican Government Ste. Anonyme Willebroeck Sliding Caisson 2,340 74.68 14.63 5.18 1892
10 North Shields 2 Smiths Dock Co Ltd C.S. Swan and Hunter Ltd Off-Shore 6,500 131.06 16.76 6.55 1894
11 Stockholm Lindbergs Verkstads- och Varfs Actiebolag Owners Outrigger 2,240 74.07 15.24 5.79 1895
12 Barcelona Barcelona Harbour Board Maquinista Terrestre y Maritima Depositing 6,600 111.86 22.86 7.01 1895
13 Havana Spanish Government C.S. Swan and Hunter Ltd Floating Graving 10,160 137.16 24.99 8.23 1896
14 Amsterdam 1 Amsterdamsche Droogdock Maatschappij Nederland Shipbuilding Co. Sectional Pontoon 7,620 129.24 21.34 6.02 1897
15 Stettin (Vulcan 1) Stettiner Maschinenbau Actien- Gesellschaft “Vulcan” C.S. Swan and Hunter Ltd Floating Graving 10,670 155.45 24.99 7.32 1897
16 Astrakhan Nobel Brothers Owners Outrigger 1,920 112.09 12.95 2.13 1897
17 Grimsby Great Central Railway Company Clark & Standfield, Grays Engineering Works Off-Shore 430 38.33 6.71 4.11 1897
18 Copenhagen Copenhagen Floating Dock Company Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft Offshore 3,030 90.40 15.24 5.18 1897
19 Genoa Societa Esercizio Bacini Owners Outrigger 2,970 86.97 15.24 5.18 1898
20 Algiers (USA) U.S.A. Government Maryland Steel Co. Floating Graving 18,290 160.02 30.48 8.53 1898
21 Aberdeen 1 Aberdeen Harbour Clark & Standfield, Grays Engineering Works Offshore 440 38.40 6.71 4.11 1899
22 Ancona Officine e Cantieri Liguri Anconetani Owners Floating Graving 4,570 111.25 18.90 5.49 1900
23 Bermuda (AFD1) British Admiralty C.S. Swan and Hunter Ltd Floating Graving 16,760 166.12 30.18 10.06 1900
24 Riasan Dock Riasan Uralsk Railway C.S. Swan and Hunter Ltd Sectional Pontoon 2,230 87.48 18.52 3.35 1900
25 Japanese Navy 1 Imperial Japanese Navy C.S. Swan and Hunter Ltd Box 1,630 85.34 11.58 3.51 1901
26 Pola 1 Imperial Austrian Government Owners Sectional Box 15,240 140.21 25.76 10.06 1901
27 Hamburg 2 Stulcken and Sons Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft Sectional Box 3,860 85.83 18.29 4.88 1901
28 Sunderland S.P. Austin and Son Limited C.S. Swan and Hunter Ltd Off-Shore 3,660 109.73 15.24 5.18 1901
29 Hamburg 3 Reiherstieg Schiffswerft and Maschinenfabrik Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft Off-Shore 11,180 154.69 23.16 6.71 1901
30 Durban 1 Natal Government C.S. Swan and Hunter Ltd Floating Graving 4,570 111.25 18.59 5.49 1901
31 Bremen Actien Gesellschaft Weser Owners Sectional Pontoon 10,670 117.35 23.62 7.01 1902
32 Durban 2 Natal Government C.S. Swan and Hunter Ltd Floating Graving 8,640 144.78 21.34 7.01 1902
33 Detroit Great Lakes Engineering Owners Bolted Sectional 5,380 137.16 28.12 5.18 1902
34 Japanese Navy 2 Imperial Japanese Government C.S. Swan and Hunter Ltd Box 1,630 85.34 11.58 3.51 1902
35 Hamburg 4 Stulcken and Sons Flensburger Schifbau Gesellschaft Box 2,440 53.49 18.29 4.88 1903
36 Kobe 1 Mitsa Bishi Company Owners Sectional Pontoon 7,110 125.73 18.90 6.71 1903
37 Fiume Royal Hungarian Government Danubius Company Sectional Pontoon 6,100 75.59 75.59 6.71 1904
38 Port Said Suez Canal Company Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Box 3,050 89.92 18.59 5.49 1904
39 Chile Chilian Government Built in Chile Box 1,020 73.66 10.67 4.57 1904
40 Haslar (AFD2) British Admiralty Vickers Sons and Maxim Limited Box 1,020 76.20 9.75 4.88 1904
41 Aberdeen 2 Aberdeen Harbour Board Vickers Sons and Maxim Limited Off-Shore 610 54.86 9.14 4.88 1905
42 Forcados Elder Dempster and Company Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Sectional Pontoon 2,740 66.14 17.07 5.49 1905
43 Kobe 2 Mitsu Bishi Company Owners Sectional Pontoon 12,190 162.31 21.34 7.92 1906
44 Rotterdam Wilton and Company Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Bolted Sectional 7,620 129.24 21.34 5.49 1906
45 Trinidad Trinidad Government Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Bolted Sectional 4,060 111.25 18.90 4.88 1906
46 Hamburg 5 (Vulcan 2) Stettiner Maschinen Actien Gesellschaft Owners Bolted Sectional 35,560 220.60 33.07 10.06 1906
47 Astrakhan (Extension to existing dock) Nobel Brothers Owners Outrigger 640 1906
48 Callao Cia. Peruana de Vapores Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Bolted Sectional 7,110 117.35 21.34 6.71 1907
49 Lagos South Nigerian Government Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Sectional Pontoon 410 42.52 10.67 1.83
50 Pola 2 Imperial Austrian Government Owners Sectional Box 22,860 178.61 33.99 11.28 1907
51 Stettin (Vulcan 3) Stettiner Maschinen Actien Gesellschaft Vlensburger Schifbau Gesellschaft Sectional Pontoon 5,080 127.10 17.68 5.18 1908
52 Hamburg 6 (Vulcan 4) Stettiner Maschinen Actian Gesellschaft Flensburger Schifbau Gesellschaft Box 6,600 132.28 21.34 5.49 1908
53 Para 1 Para Construction Company Limited Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Box 1,730 70.10 13.72 3.66 1908
54 Para 2 Para Construction Company Limited Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Box 1,730 70.10 13.72 3.66 1908
55 Fraserburgh Fraserburgh Harbour Board Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Off-Shore 430 38.25 6.71 4.11 1908
56 Christiania Nylands Verksted Framnaes Company Bolted Sectional 3,560 97.38 18.59 5.49 1908
57 Lokoja North Nigerian Government Vickers Sons and Maxim Limited Sectional Pontoon 460 42.52 11.28 1.83 1908
58 Kobe 3 Imperial Japanese Government Kawasaki Dockyard Depositing 2,240 35.20 16.46 7.62 1908
59 Aberdeen 3 Aberdeen Harbour Board Vickers Sons and Maxim Limited Sectional Pontoon 8,130 94.49 20.27 7.01 1908
60 Penarth Penarth Shipbuilding and Repairing co. Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Off-Shore 4,270 115.82 18.29 5.49 1909
61 Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Government Vickers Sons and Maxim Limited Bolted Sectional 22,350 167.79 30.48 9.14 1909
62 Nigeria Sir Alfred Jones Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Bolted Sectional 8,640 137.16 21.34 6.71 1909
63 Amsterdam 2 Amsterdamsche Droogdok Matschappij. Nederland Shipbuilding Co Bolted Sectional 12,190 140.06 23.16 6.10 1909
64 Portsmouth (AFD 4) British Admiralty Cammell Laird and Co. Ltd Box 32,510 207.26 34.44 10.97 1910
65 Sheerness (AFD5) British Admiralty Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Box 32,510 207.26 34.44 10.97 1910
66 Hamburg 7 Stulcken and Sons Flensburger Schifbau Gesellschaft Sectional Box 5,890 93.57 19.51 5.49 1910
67 Dover (AFD 3) British Admiralty Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Box 1,520 88.39 13.11 4.88 1910
68 Harwich (AFD6) British Admiralty Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Box 2,030 85.34 22.86 4.88 1910
69 Montreal Canadian Vickers Vickers Limited Bolted Sectional 25,400 182.88 30.48 8.38 1910
70 Rotterdam 2 Wilton and Co. Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Bolted Sectional 4,060 111.25 18.90 4.88 1910
71 Lagos 2 South Nigerian Government Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Sectional Pontoon 5,080 109.12 18.29 6.10 1911
72 Soerabaya 1 Soerabaya Dock Co Nederland Ship-buiding Co Bolted Sectional 14,220 140.21 24.99 7.47 1911
73 Hamburg 8 Reiherstieg Schiff- bau Gesellschaft Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft Sectional Box 20,320 155.83 29.57 7.92 1911
74 Soerabaya 2 Soerabaya Dock Co Wh. Hamilton and Co. Limited Box 3,050 106.68 17.68 5.49 1911
75 Hamburg 9 Stettiner Maschinen bau Actien Gesell- schaft Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft Sectional Box 17,780 184.48 25.91 8.53 1911
76 Black Sea Russian Government Russian Shipbuilding Co. Sectional Pontoon 30,480 199.95 41.45 9.14 1912
77 Jran French Government Chantiers et Ateliers de Gironde Box 1,220 99.97 12.60 4.11 1912
78 Argentine Argentine Government Vickers Limited Box 1,520 91.44 13.11 4.57 1912
79 Rio de Janeiro (New Section) Brazilian Government Vickers Limited Bolted Sectional 7,720 50.37 30.48 9.14 1913
80 Aden Cowasjee Dinshaw and Company Swan Hunter and Company Sectional Pont 1,420 70.10 14.63 3.66 1913
81 Schiedam Furness Company Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Bolted Sectional 10,160 152.40 22.86 6.71 1913
82 Ismid Turkish Government Vickers Limited Bolted Sectional 33,530 207.42 39.01 10.67 1914
83 Reval Russian Government Reval Shipbuiling Co. Sectional Pont 40,640 224.94 41.15 10.52 1914
84 Genoa 2 Societa Esercizio Bacini Owners Sectional Pontoon 5,790 107.29 20.65 6.71 1915
85 Archangel Russian Government Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Sectional Pontoon 4,060 111.25 18.90 4.88 1915
86 Framnaes Framnaes Company Owners Box 2,540 79.25 13.41 3.96 1915
87 Cartagena Spanish Government Maquinista Terrestre y Maritima Sectional Pont 6,600 133.12 21.03 5.03 1916
88 Barrow 2 Furness Railway Co Vickers Limited Box 5,280 128.02 18.14 7.62 1918
89 Amsterdam 3 Amsterdamsche Droog- dok Maatschappij Nederland Shipbuilding Co Sectional Box 25,400 198.12 30.48 7.92 1921
90 River Thames Harland and Wolf Ltd Owners Sectional Box 710 38.23 12.19 2.44 1921
91 Southampton (AFD8) Southern Railway Company Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth and Co Ltd Sectional Box 60,960 292.61 39.78 11.58 1922
92 Sabang Sabang Company Nederland Shipbuilding Co Sectional Box 5,080 119.25 20.12 5.79 1922
93 Lagos 3 Nigerian Government Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Sectional Pontoon 3,050 94.49 17.37 4.88 1923
94 Table Bay South African Railways and Harbours Head Wrightson and Co Ltd Off-Shore 460 41.91 7.09 4.57 1925
95 Fiume (Extension to existing dock) Cantieri Navali del Quarnaro Owners Sectional Pontoon 800 1926
96 Walsh Island N.S.W. Government Government Shipyard. Walsh Island Bolted Sectional 15,240 192.02 24.99 7.92 1927
97 Abadan British Tanker Company Limited Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth and Co Ltd Sectional Pontoon 760 59.13 13.56 3.81 1927
98 Leopoldville, Congo S.A. Huileries due Congo Belge Furness Ship building Co Ltd Sectional Pontoon 610 59.74 14.94 1.83 1928
99 Sandefjord Framnaes mek Vaerksted Owners Sectional Box 10,160 162.38 24.99 6.10 1928
100 Falkland Island Falkland Island Co Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Sectional Pontoon 610 54.86 13.72 4.57 1928
101 Mokameh Ghat Bengal and North Western Rly. Co Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Sectional Pontoon 510 64.01 17.07 1.37 1929
102 Wellington Wellington Harbour Board Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Sectional Box 17,270 178.00 26.82 7.92 1930
103 Dunkirk French Government Ateliers et Chantiers de France Box 12,190 154.99 24.59 7.16 1930
104 Algiers French Government Forge et Chantier de la Gironde Box 510 49.99 10.97 2.03 1930
105 Falkland Island (Extension to existing dock) Falkland Island Co Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Sectional Pontoon 150 1931
106 Butiaba Crown Agents for the Colonies Wm. Hamilton and Co (1928) Ltd Sectional Pontoon 710 65.53 13.26 2.44 1932
107 Bergen Bergens mek Verksteder Owners Sectional Box 8,640 152.40 23.77 6.71 1932
108 Taranto 1 Italian Government Cantieri Riuniti del Adriatico Sectional Pontoon 1,020 83.97 12.95 5.79 1934
109 Taranto 2 Italian Government Cantieri Navali Franco Tosi Sectional Pontoon 1,020 83.97 12.95 5.79 1934
110 Persia Persian Government Cantieri Navali Riuniti Sectional Box 6,100 84.51 19.35 5.99 1934
111 Oslo Akers mek Verksted Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder Sectional Box 15,240 171.60 26.67 7.92 1935
112 Durban 3 South African Railways and Harbours Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd Box 4,060 106.68 19.51 5.33 1936
113 U.S.S.R. U.S.S.R. Govt. Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Sectional Pontoon 2,540 120.78 20.12 4.80 1937
114 Stockholm Finnboda Varf Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd Sectional Box 9,140 163.98 23.77 7.01 1938
115 Lyness A.F.D. 12 British Admiralty Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Box 2,790 115.82 15.24 5.79 1939
116 Lagos Extension No. 3 Dock) British Admiralty Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Sectional Pontoon 610 15.24 17.37 4.88 1941
117 Reykjavik British Admiralty Devonport Dockyard Box 2,790 115.82 15.24 5.79 1941
118 Oran (AFD 18) British Admiralty Portsmouth Dockyard Box 2,790 115.82 15.24 5.79 1941
119 Dunstaffnage (AFD19) British Admiralty Chatham Dockyard Box 2,790 115.82 15.24 5.79 1941
120 Kames Bay (AFD 20) British Admiralty Devonport Dockyard Box 2,790 115.82 15.24 5.79 1941
121 Belfast (AFD 21) British Admiralty Portsmouth Dockyard Box 2,790 115.82 15.24 5.79 1941
122 Corpach (AFD22) British Admiralty Chatham Dockyard Box 2,790 115.82 15.24 5.79 1941
123 Trincomalee (AFD 26) British Admiralty Braithwaite, Burn & Jessop, Calcutta. Box 2,790 115.82 15.24 5.79 1941
124 Portland A.F.D. 33 British Admiralty Wates Limited Reinforced Concrete Dock 1,020 67.06 12.50 5.49 1942
125 Singapore A.F.D. 31 British Admiralty Dorman Long and Co Ltd Sectional Box 15,240 178.00 26.21 7.44 1942
126 Trincamolee (AFD 39) British Admiralty Alpheus Williams, East London, South Africa. Sectional Pontoon 760 65.84 13.72 4.42 1943
127 Cochin (AFD 40) British Admiralty Fabricated Sir Wm Arrol & Co Ltd erected Capetown Sectional Pontoon 760 65.84 13.72 4.42 1943
128 Capetown (AFD 41) British Admiralty Fabricated Sir Wm Arrol & Co Ltd erected Capetown Sectional Pontoon 760 65.84 13.72 4.42 1943
129 Karachi (AFD 42) British Admiralty Fabricated Sir Wm Arrol & Co Ltd erected Karachi Sectional Pontoon 760 65.84 13.72 4.42 1943
130 Bombay (AFD 43) British Admiralty Fabricated Sir Wm Arrol & Co Ltd erected Alcock Ashdown, Bombay. Sectional Pontoon 760 65.84 13.72 4.42 1943
131 Vizagapatam (AFD 44) British Admiralty Fabricated Sir Wm Arrol & Co. Ltd erected Scindia, Vizagapatam. Sectional Pontoon 760 65.84 13.72 4.42 1943
132 Salamis (AFD 45) British Admiralty Fabricated Sir Wm Arrol & Co. Ltd erected Franco Tosi, Taranto. Sectional Pontoon 760 65.84 13.72 4.42 1943
133 Rosyth (AFD46) British Admiralty Fabricated Sir Wm Arrol & Co. Ltd erected Franco Tosi, Taranto. Sectional Pontoon 760 65.84 13.72 4.42 1943
134 Taranto (AFD 47) British Admiralty Fabricated Sir Wm Arrol & Co. Ltd erected Franco Tosi, Taranto. Sectional Pontoon 760 65.84 13.72 4.42 1943
135 Massawa (AFD48) British Admiralty Franco Tosi, Taranto. Sectional Pontoon 810 64.92 13.00 5.64 1944
136 Trincamolee (AFD49) British Admiralty Franco Tosi, Taranto. Sectional Pontoon 810 64.92 13.00 5.64 1944
137 A.F.D. 94 British Admiralty Dorman Long and Co Ltd Box 6,100 131.06 21.03 5.79 1945
138 Lake Nyasa Nyasaland Railways Limited Head Nrightson and Co Ltd Sectional Pontoon 510 49.07 10.97 2.67 1946
139 South Georgia Chr. Salveson and Co Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd Sectional Pontoon 1,020 60.96 13.72 5.49 1947
140 Framnaes Framnaes mek Verks Owners Sectional Box 19,300 193.09 27.43 8.23 1948
141 Iquitos Peruvian Government John Thorneycroft and Co Ltd Sectional Pontoon 610 59.13 13.56 3.81 1949
142 Port Fuad Suez Canal Co Ateliers et Chantiers de Loire Box 5,080 120.09 21.95 6.10 1949
143 Gdansk United Polish Shipyards Owners Sectional Pontoon 12,190 160.02 28.04 7.01 1950
144 Palermo Cantieri Navali Riuniti Owners Sectional Box 19,300 193.09 27.43 8.23 1951
145 A.F.D.58 (1950) British Admiralty Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd Box 137.16 18.90 6.40 1951
146 Aberdeen Aberdeen Harbour Commissioners John Lewis and Sons Ltd Off-Shore 710 54.86 9.14 4.88 1952
147 A.F.D.(1951) Fleet Carrier British Admiralty Box 112,371 308.38 45.72 14.02 1952
148 Oslo Extension (Extension to existing dock) Akers mek Verksted Owners Sectional Box 863 1954
149 San Francisco Moore Dry Dock Co Owners Sectional Box 25,400 222.50 32.77 8.53 1956
150 Bergen Extension Bergen mek Verks Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd Sectional Box 22.63 23.77 6.71 1956
151 A.F.D.59 Admiralty Portsmouth Dockyard Box 10,566 121.92 15.54 16.46 1957
152 Apapa Nigerian Ports Authority Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Sectional Pontoon 4,060 121.92 19.20 1959
153 Stettin United Polish Shipyards Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd Box 5,590 137.16 21.49 6.25 1961
154 Montreal Canadian Vickers Owners Box 25,400 178.31 41.76 8.38 1962
155 A.F.D. 59 Ext (Extension to existing dock) British Admiralty Cammell Laird Co Box 1,651 1963
156 A.F.D.60 (1963) British Admiralty Portsmouth Dockyard Box 13,720 137.16 16.46 16.41 1964
157 Trinidad Furness Ship Management Ishikawajima do Brasil Sectional Pontoon 13,500 144.91 124.40 8.20 1965
158 Bilbao Bilbao Harbour Authority Compania Eskalduna Sectional Pontoon 12,000 169.21 30.40 802.00 1966
159 Aberdeen Aberdeen Harbour Board Caledon Shipbuilding Co Off-Shore 1,020 54.86 15.54 5.49 1967
160 A.F.D.61(1967) British Admiralty Box 16,760 185.93 20.73 10.67 1967
161 Newcastle N.S.W. New South Wales Government Owners Sectional Pontoon 25,400 224.03 34.14 8.53 1968
162 Hong Kong Taikoo Dockyard and Engineering Co Sasebo Heavy Industries Co Sectional Pontoon 11,680 174.50 24.99 7.32 1969
163 Durban South African Rail ways and Harbours Sectional Pontoon 26000 235.60 39.60 9.80 1970
164 Kandla Kandla Port Trust Hooghly Dock & Engineering Sectional Pontoon 2,700 105.00 20.00 5.50 1983
165 Algiers Cammell Laird Shipbuilders 2-Unit Box 40,000 296.00 46.80 10.50 1985
166 Norfolk Metro Machines Daewoo-Mangalia Heavy Industries, Romania Sectional Box 40,000 228.61 40.00 6.26 2000
167 A.F.D Faslane Ministry of Defence (AEATechnology) Box 15,000 185.40 21.50 13.95 2000
168 AMC-CUF LandCorp (West Autralian Government) Strategic Marine Box 12,000 102.30 31.80 9.20 2007
169 Ras Laffan Qatar Petroleum NKOM, Qatar Box 6,250 163.13 26.00 7.00 2014
170 A.F.D Faslane Ministry of Defence (Jacobs) Box 17,000 191.70 23.20 13.95 2015