Jersey New North Quay Level Luffing Crane

Country and region: 
(United Kingdom): Channel Island Jersey (Crown Dependency)
Town, city: 
St Helier
St Helier harbour crane, Jersey
present state: 
preserved in good condition
built by: 
Stothert & Pitt Ltd, Bath
in use since: 
1949
Lifting capacity: 
?
forward reach: 
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Lift Height: 
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Description : 

This is the oldest surviving crane in St Helier harbour.
The original 19th century harbour cranes were steam driven, running on fairly narrow gauge. In the late 1920s they were re-powered by electric motors. During the 1940s Occupation, the Germans replaced them with larger cranes imported from France that ran on double rails of wider gauge - these cranes were returned to France after the war. The 7-ton rail-mounted level-luffing crane was manufactured in 1949 by renowned crane-makers Stothert & Pitt Ltd of Bath and installed at the harbour. It has moved from its original position as it currently sits at the pier head of New North Quay, which was widened in 1975.

St Helier harbour crane, Jersey
St Helier harbour crane, Jersey
St Helier harbour crane, Jersey
St Helier harbour crane, Jersey
St Helier harbour crane, Jersey, detail
St Helier harbour crane, Jersey, detail
St Helier harbour crane, Jersey, detail
St Helier harbour crane, Jersey, detail
St Helier harbour crane, Jersey, detail