Smith's Dock, North Shields


A new dock at the Smith's Dock complex in North Shields was opened by James Thomas the First Lord of the Admiralty in 1954. It was 216.1m long, 28.9m wide and 8.2m deep, making it the largest dock on the site. The dock was built to cater with the increasing size of oil tankers, which were the stock trade of the yard at that time. The dock had a pumping station and the world's largest single flap metal gate at the time it was built.

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Aerial View - Smith's Docks

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Close up of Smith's Docks

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First Lord Opens New Smith Dock (1954)

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Smith's Dock

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Ships at Smith's Dock

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Smiths Dock, North Shields Housing Development - 15th March 2017 - Drone 4k HD Footage

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Smiths Dock Co
- "Smith's Dock Co, often referred to simply as Smiths Dock, was a British shipbuilding company of High Docks, North Shields, and later of South Bank in Middlesbrough on the ...

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New Apartments Old Smith`s Dock North Shields

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Tyne and Wear HER(16140): North Shields, Smith's Dock, Number 8 Graving Dock
- "This is the largest and latest dock on the Smith's Dock site. It opened in 1954. The scale of the dock is a reflection of the increase in size ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(16137): North Shields, Smith's Dock, Baird's Graving Dock
- "Baird's Dock and quayside constructed 1913 for Baird Bros. This is the smallest dock on the Smith's Dock and A&P Tyne site. It was later amalgamated into ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(16139): North Shields, Smith's Dock, Number 6 Graving Dock
- "Dock No. 6 is skewed at c.65 degrees to the riverside. It is of concrete construction with straight sides and a curving and summetrical forward end. It has four ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(16158): North Shields, Smith's Dock, Number 5 Graving Dock
- "The original No. 5 Dock was one of the Edwards' Bull Ring Docks constructed on the site of Collingwood's old dry dock and opened September 1885. It was covered ...

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