Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12254 Members
65 Forums
72904 Topics
982822 Posts
85 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
90 registered (alan128, 16 invisible), 1844 Guests and 404 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Boom : New Ferry Explosion 2507
Offset number plates 558
Death at Leasowe Train Station 473
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17 417
Planet Earth Tonight 275
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 252
Snowhite's Bird Rescue 207
Reclaimed floorboards needed. 199
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington 93
KEYS found 75
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by diggingdeeper
06:52 PM
Sky HD 2TB box
by chris123
06:02 PM
Astra Car Mats
by chris123
05:59 PM
195 65 R15 91H Car Tyre
by chris123
05:57 PM
Will It Work For You
by Dilly
12:47 PM
hi
by Dilly
11:36 PM
'March' Photo Competition.
by snowshoes
10:58 PM
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by fish5133
08:27 PM
It's Broken : Forum Update
by Mark
08:13 PM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
26th Mar 2017 10:31am
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#380631 - 15th Jan 2010 11:31am The LEVIATHAN 1909
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7864
Loc: tranmere
The LEVIATHAN was built by Cammell Laird in 1909 and was at that time the worlds largest dredger. She was built for the Mersey docks & Harbour board, she was designed for dredging the main approaches to the port of Liverpool and became famous for being the largest sand pump dredger. At a length of 487ft, beam of 69ft and depth of 30ft 7 inches, her gross tonnage was 8590 and had a crew of 44. The crew were accommodated as follows, deck and engine room hands where in the forecastle , while catering and officers aft. Leviathan had 2 suction pipes each side and dumped in Liverpool bay. She also dumped household rubbish from Liverpool bins out past the bay. It was often thought it wasn't always the case and often joked that the rubbish quite often beat them back in to port. She was sold for scrapping in 1962.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
leviathan.jpg


_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
Wirral History Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#918272 - 28th Dec 2014 8:15pm Re: The LEVIATHAN 1909 [Re: bert1]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


I was mistaken about it being a bucket dredger obviously. That must have been a sister ship I was thinking of. Oh dear! Thanks for the pic Bert.

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
06:06 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
08:26 AM
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
For Sale & Free
Sky HD 2TB box
by chris123
06:02 PM
Astra Car Mats
by chris123
05:59 PM
195 65 R15 91H Car Tyre
by chris123
05:57 PM
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
26th Mar 2017 7:12pm
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Featured Member
Registered: 3rd Aug 2014
Posts: 1549
Newest Members
BoilerEngineer, flipmodefly, Noize, cartoonhead, shelleyc1990
12254 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
26th Mar 2017 3:03pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by diggingdeeper
25th Mar 2017 9:39pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
06:06 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
08:26 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Will It Work For You 60
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J 40
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 6:50am
Sunset Wed 7:42pm
Local Time Wed 7:55pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .