Appendix VII- Docks

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Appendix VII- Docks

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Report containing the damage to the docks and ships in Malta. Provides updates on the repairs and subsequent hits of both the ships and the docks.

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Two page typewritten report

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[underlined] APPENDIX VII [/underlined]
[underlined] DOCKS [/underlined]
[underlined] FLOATING DOCK NO. VIII. [/underlined]
11/6/1940 Shaken and strained by near misses (straddled).
20/6/1940 [deleted] Dock broken and Dock [/deleted] [deleted] s [/deleted] [inserted] S [/inserted] unk in a raid at midnight.
[underlined] No. 1 [/underlined]
[indecipherable] /4/1941 Main and drainage pump motors severely damaged. Dock out of use until 15/7/1941. Damage to masonry, deck out of use Mid April to Mid May, 1942.
[underlined] No. 2 [/underlined]
16/1/1941 [indecipherable]took wrecked by bomb. Power cables to pumping station damaged. Dock out of action until 20/2/1941.
23/3/1941 Pumping station hit by bomb. Dock coping damaged and displaced.
30//4/1941 “Encounter” hit by bomb whilst in dock and ship’s bottom severely damaged. West side of dock damaged and splinter holes in Caisson.
26/3/1942 Caisson damaged by splinters, flooded and immovable. “Lance” locked in dock.
5/4/1942 “Lance” hit, stern blown off, stocks and shores blown away large hole in side. Caisson punctured, dock and ship flooded.
12/9/1942 Dock dry, “Lance” floated and re-docked 29/10/42, floated 24/11/42 and undocked 12/12/42.
16/12/1942 No. 3 Caisson docked for repairs and No. 2 Dock in normal use again.
[underlined] No. 3. [/underlined]
7/9/1940 Slight damage to steps and altars. Caisson holed but repaired immediately.
16/1/1941 Power cables to pumping station damaged.
23/3/1941 Pumping station hit by bomb. Dock out of action until 24/4/1941.
30/4/1941 Caisson badly damaged by direct hit. Dock flooded and “Coral” sunk in dock. Dock out of action.
11/4/1943 Caisson repaired and re-placed. Dock pumped dry for clearance of debris, after which dock came into use again.
No. 4………
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[underlined] No. 4 [/underlined]
16/1/1941 Power cables to pumping station damaged.
29-30/4/1941 Hits on and alongside pumping station putting it out of action. Several craters on both sides of dock.
6/5/1941 Capstan at Bull Nose damaged. Dock out of use until 8/7/1941.
21/7/1941. to 20/8/1941 Dock out of use.
20/1/1942 Bomb hit on pumping station, damage to machinery. [indecipherable word] drainage and one main pump repaired and working again after 2 or 3 days.
4/4/1942 East side of dock damaged and “Penelope” in dock slightly damaged by debris, Caisson shaken and perforated.
11/4/42 “Kingston” in dock received direct hit broke her back and sank.
21/1/43 Dock pumped.
5/4/43 “Kingston” after-end floated
6/4/43 “Kingston” fore-end floated. Dock in use again.
[underlined] No. 5 [/underlined]
16/1/1941 Power cables to pumping station damaged.
29-30/4/1941 Hits on and alongside pumping station putting it out of action. Several craters on both sides of dock. Direct hit on “Fermoy” in Dock, Vessel holed.
3/5/1941 “Fermoy” again hit and sunk in dock. Vessel broken up in dock and cleared by 21st June.
6/5/1941 Capstan at Bull Nose damaged.
20/1/1942 Bomb hit on pumping station. Machinery damaged. One drainage and one main pump repaired and working again after 2 or 3 days.
25/3/1942 Bomb damage to side causing heavy seepage of water into dock necessitating flooding. Dock out of action but proved valuable used as a berth meanwhile.
14/1/1943 Dock partly pumped and re-flooded on 18/1/43 for further repairs to masonry leaks.
4/7/1943 Dock in normal use again.

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“Appendix VII- Docks ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 11, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/43587.

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