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Volume One - Into the Victorian Age - The Penarth Shipbuilding & Ship Repairing Company Limited . . .

1887 - Construction of Four Iron Lighters in Three Weeks - It very seldom happens that any of our ocean-going steamers carry such a bulky deck load as the 'Mount Tabor', of Glasgow, did when she sailed from the Roath Basin, Cardiff, on the 16th inst. The deck load consisted of four iron lighters, 47ft. 6in. x 12ft. x 5ft. 6in., with a carrying capacity of about 50 tons each. The lighters were constructed by the Penarth Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Co., Limited, at Penarth, who only received the order about three weeks ago for the Italian Government for their Colliery Depôt at Massowah.' - 1st October 1887 - [198] [684] - The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect.

a typical lighter barge at Penarth Dock.
The lighters referred too above were probably of a similar construction and size to that shown above moored in Penarth Dock. [001]
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