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The Floating Dock Submerged
The Invergordon Archive
The Floating Dock Submerged

This fascinating picture has been copied from the excellent book by Marinell Ash - 'This Noble Harbour, A History of the Cromarty Firth'. The floating dock is clearly submerged awaiting the arrival of a ship which is probably at the far right of the picture.
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Picture added on 11 July 2010 at 11:58
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In my opinion the dock is flooded to receive HMS Malaya which is to the top right of the picture..I'm saying this as I have a picture which shows Malaya just in the Dock looking as if she has just "come in"..the coincidence is great and not to be discarded without some discussion..
Added by Duncan Murray on 11 July 2010
If my comments about HMS Malaya are in any way correct the date of this picture should be changed to 1916.

(You're absolutely right Duncan, and the date has been altered - Site Admin.)
Added by Duncan Murray on 13 July 2010
Duncan, picture #1362 confirms that the ship in the right background is indeed HMS Malaya. The accommodation ship, one of several identified in picture #369, can be seen on the left.
It will be interesting if the ship at the end of the Admiralty Pier, in the middle background, can be identified.
Added by Malcolm McKean on 14 July 2010
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