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Princess Elizabeth Memorial, East London Harbour
East London, Eastern Cape

SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS AND HARBOURS: Architect

Date:1947
Type:Memorial
Status:Extant
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A memorial erected to mark the occasion of the opening of the Princess Elizabeth Dry Dock in East London Harbour.

Transcription of Commemorative granite plaque (English)

SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS

PRINCESS ELIZABETH DOCK

MAXIMUM DOCK LENGTH 686' 3"
WIDTH OF COPING AT ENTRANCE 89' 3"
DEPTH OVER SILL AT H.W.O.S.T. 33' 6"
STARTED MARCH 1943 - FINISHED DECEMBER 1946

MINISTER OF TRANSPORT: THE HON. F.C. STURROCK, M.P. GENERAL MANAGER: W. MARSHALL CLARK, O.B.E. B.Sc. (ENG) A.M.I.C.E. CHIEF CIVIL ENGINEER: J.S. DE V. VON WILLICH, B.Sc. (ENG) A.M.I.C.E. HARBOUR ENGINEER: G.H. DEAS, M.B.E. B.Sc. (ENG) A.M.I.C.E.

Transcription of Commemorative granite plaque (Afrikaans)

SUID AFRIKAANSE SPOORWEE

PRINSES ELIZABETH - DOK

MAKSIMUM DOKLENGTE 686' 3"
MUURKAPWYDTE BY INGANG 89' 3"
DIEPTE OOR DRUMPEL BY H.W.G.S.G. 33' 6"
BEGIN MAART 1943 - VOLTOOI DESEMBER 1946

MINISTER VAN VERVOER: SY ED.. F.C. STURROCK, L.V. HOOF BESTUURDER: W. MARSHALL CLARK, O.B.E. B.Sc. (ENG) A.M.I.C.E. SIVIELE HOOFINGENIEUR: J.S. DE V. VON WILLICH, B.Sc. (ENG) A.M.I.C.E. HAWE INGENIEUR: G.H. DEAS, M.B.E. B.Sc. (ENG) A.M.I.C.E.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

South African Railways and Harbours. 1947. Princess Elizabeth Graving Dock and the Port of East London. Johannesburg: South African Railways and Harbours. pg