Site of Scotts' Dry Dock

Greenock's Historic Quarter

Site of Scotts' Dry Dock

Greenock, Scotland PA15 1JB, United Kingdom

Created By: Inverclyde Tourist Group


Scotts' Dry Dock (image 1) was constructed in the 1800s and the oldest surviving of its kind in Scotland. Also known as a Graving Dock, the stepped structure (image 2) enabled boats to be propped upright with struts. The underside of the hull could then be cleaned by graving, that is, by scraping.

Continue by walking past the dock and turn left to Pin 44: Commemorative Shipbuilding Cairn.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Greenock's Historic Quarter


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