Construction of the Titanic White Star Dock, Southampton

As construction of the Titanic and the Olympic continued, it was evident that the ships with an overall length of 882 feet, were too long for the River Test in Southampton. The Southampton Dock Company would have to rebuild one of the wharfs to accommodate the new ships.

The main picture above shows the White Star Docks in the 1930s. The ships are the RMS Homeric and RMS Aquitania.

As a result, the “White Star Dock” was designed especially for them. Its construction was completed before the launch of the Olympic. It covered 16 acres and was 40 feet deep at low tide, enabling the ships to be berthed at either low or high tide. See White Star Dock at Southampton.

The Minutes of Proceedings of Civil Engineers Vol CXCV 1913-14 contained the plans for the construction.

White Star Dock Plans
White Star Dock Plans (click plan for larger image)
 

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PART ONE: Proceedings (10 Mb)

PART TWO: Discussion (17 Mb

PART THREE: Correspondence (12.8 Mb)

 
Minutes of Proceedings of Civil Engineers Vol CXCV 1913-14
Minutes of Proceedings of Civil Engineers Vol CXCV 1913-14

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