Tarragona Port crane 1929

Country and region: 
Spain: Catalunya
Town, city: 
Tarragona
Address: 
Moll de Costa
geographical coordinates: 
Latitude 41.109454 Length 1.248389
Museum crane Tarragona 1929
present state: 
preserved in good condition
built by: 
Sociedad Española de Construcciones Metálicas. Talleres Zorroza
in use since: 
1933
out of use: 
1989
Lifting capacity: 
2.5- and 5-ton
forward reach: 
maximum 16 m, minimum 6 m
Description : 

A 2.5- and 5-ton crane using a single cable system patented by Stothert & Pitt of Bath, England. It has a balanced derrick and a radial variation movement activated by a connecting rod and handle with horizontal cargo transfer. The gantry travels along a 4.5-metre-gauge track. The crane stands on four wheels, two of which are motorised, and it can move along Phoenix rails.
Used for loading coal dust, sulphur and phosphates on the northern façade of the wharf parallel to the Costa Wharf (now the Lleida Wharf). First installed in 1933, it was moved to Port de la Selva during the Civil War and returned to its original location in 1939. It was withdrawn from service in 1989.

Height: 15.80 m
Total crane weight: 65,000 kg
Material: Steel, brass and iron

This crane belongs to the  Port of Tarragona Museum’s heritage (MPT47).