ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY COMMUNICATIONS BRANCH ASSOCIATION

CAPTAIN COOK GRAVING DOCK

The following booklet was put together by George Hicks (formerly LS Phot) for the 50th Anniversary of the Captain Cook Graving Dock in 1995.  It was forwarded to me by Sandy McNab and gives a fascinating insight into the Dock's construction. 

This was the greatest engineering feat in Australia's history, surpassing even the Harbour Bridge.  It involved the reclamation of 30 acres between Potts Point and Garden Island, with the construction of the graving dock 1,139 feet 5 inches (347.29 metres) long, 147 feet 7.5 inches (45 metres) wide, with 45 feet (13.72 metres) draught of water on sill at spring tide. 

Please follow the story by opening the page links below:

Captain Cook Graving Dock - 50th Anniversary  Page 2   Page 3   Page 4  Page 5

 Page 6 - Centre Spread   Page 7 - other half of Centre Spread  Centre Spread
 Page 8    Page 9   Page 10   Page 11   Page 12 - Back Cover