Owner: Manchester Ship Canal Co. Area: Manchester Ship Canal (UK). HULL Floating crane Built 1937 by N.V. Werf Gusto at Schiedam, Netherlands. LOA: 147', Beam: 44' 3", Draft: 6' 6", Displacement: 600 gross tons. Steel No.716. Non self moving, minimum height 69'. ENGINE Twin. Built 1937 by Ashworth & Parker Ltd. at Bury. For electric drive to crane, one 75 KW, one 40 KW. Plus: two small Ashworth & Parker engines on dynamo & air compressor; Various pumps by Drysdale, G. & J. Weir and Hayward Tyler; Warping drums and deck winches by Clarke Chapman. BOILER RT Scotch. Built 1937 by Lilybank Boiler Works at Glasgow. Fuel: coal. PROP HISTORY New to owners, steamed regularly.
M.S.C 250 ton crane
In the meantime here is a clip of the crane being towed by three of the V'Class Tugs on the Manchester Ship Canal in 1994.