No.1 Slipway
Listed Building: Grade II
Built: 1838
Type: Morton's Patent
Length: 300ft above low water
Ramp Width: 40ft
Slope: 1:16
Weight Limit: 500 tons
Construction: Granite blocks, 3 sets of double rails nearly 11ft apart, wheeled cradle.
Hauling Method:
Manual Capstan? 1838
Steam Capstan Date?
Electric Capstan 1915
Hydraulic Winch Date?

No.2 Slipway
Built: 1943
Length: 120ft
Width: 25ft
Slope: ?
Weight Limit: 100 tons displacement
Construction: Concrete
Hauling Method: Electric Winch

No.3 Slipway
Built: 1943
Length: 50ft
Width: 18ft
Slope: ?
Weight Limit: 50 tons displacement
Construction: Concrete
Hauling Method: Electric Winch
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This image shows how I imagine the slipway area looked around the time slipways 2 and 3 were built in 1943.

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Ramsgate, 1947

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This image shows how I imagine the slipway area looked around the time slipways 2 and 3 were built in 1943.

© Historic England

Ramsgate, 1947

No.1 Slipway
Listed Building: Grade II
Built: 1838
Type: Morton's Patent
Length: 300ft above low water
Ramp Width: 40ft
Slope: 1:16
Weight Limit: 500 tons
Construction: Granite blocks, 3 sets of double rails nearly 11ft apart, wheeled cradle.
Hauling Method:
Manual Capstan? 1838
Steam Capstan Date?
Electric Capstan 1915
Hydraulic Winch Date?

No.2 Slipway
Built: 1943
Length: 120ft
Width: 25ft
Slope: ?
Weight Limit: 100 tons displacement
Construction: Concrete
Hauling Method: Electric Winch

No.3 Slipway
Built: 1943
Length: 50ft
Width: 18ft
Slope: ?
Weight Limit: 50 tons displacement
Construction: Concrete
Hauling Method: Electric Winch
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You are very welcome to link to this site, though any form of duplication requires written consent from me unless otherwise stated.
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You are very welcome to link to this site, though any form of duplication requires written consent from me unless otherwise stated.