Tarragona Port crane 1926

Country and region: 
Spain: Catalunya
Town, city: 
Moll de Costa
geographical coordinates: 
Latitude 41.109454 Length 1.248389
Museum crane Tarragona 1926
present state: 
preserved in good condition
built by: 
Talleres Zorroza (Bilbao)
in use since: 
out of use: 
Lifting capacity: 
1.5 and 3 ton; maximum load on the wheels with the derrick placed diagonally: 17,685 kg
forward reach: 
maximum 14 m, minimum 8 m
Description : 

1.5 and 3 ton capacity crane consisting of a revolving section supported by an arch-shaped metallic structure. It moves along a track with a 4.56 metre separation between the exterior rail axles. The derrick is connected to the upper part of the cabin, enabling the operator to see the load from any position.
This was the first electric crane used in the Port de Tarragona. It was used for loading and unloading cargo on the southern wall of the wharf parallel to the Costa Wharf (the present-day Lleida Wharf). Installed in 1927, it was moved to Port de la Selva during the Civil War. It was returned to Tarragona and reinstalled in 1939 by Talleres Zorroza and electricians from a local company, Lluís Clanchet, and was finally taken out of service in 1981.

Height: 15 m
Maximum load on the wheels with the derrick placed diagonally: 17,685 kg
Total crane weight: 42,350 kg
Material: Steel, brass and iron

This crane belongs to the  Port of Tarragona Museum’s heritage (MPT46).