During the past month business at the Larne Shipbuilding Works has been exceedingly brisk, and the carrying out of new orders is still proceeding apace. […] There was launched on the 19th inst one steel motor barge, 70 X 16 X 7 feet, and fitted with 40 BHP Bolinder engines, to consume crude oil. The barge was built to the order of Messrs E Dowley & Sons, Ltd, of Carrick-on-Suir.
[…] The motor engines are installed by Bright’s Patent Pulley Co, Portadown.
Larne Times and Weekly Telegraph
22 February 1913
I don’t have the dimensions of the Big Knocknagow, but 70 X 16 is larger than the Little Knocknagow, so I suspect that this shows that the Big Knock was built in Larne and launched in 1913.
No doubt information about the origins of the Little Knock will turn up at some stage.
Posted in Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Foreign parts, Historical matters, Industrial heritage, Ireland, Irish inland waterways vessels, Suir, waterways
Tagged Bolinder, Bright's Patent Pulley Co, Carrick-on-Suir, Dowley, Knocknagow, Larne, Portadown
My dry docks overview page had a bad link in it, which was my fault, but I hope that’s now fixed as the Shannon Harbour dry docks
34B in the dock
page is now up. Comments, corrections and suggestions for improvements and additions will be welcome.
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Tagged 34B, 59M, acro, boats, bridge, canal, dry dock, gate, Grand Canal, grille, Ireland, Knocknagow, lock, loo, Operations, paddle, prop, rack, Shannon, sluice, Swaine, vessels, waterways, Waterways Ireland, winch