Launch of concrete barge PD25

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Launch of the first concrete built barge, PD25, at Lake Shipyard, 17 August 1918. Paddle steamer in the middle distance salutes the launching. Barge was 190ft. long, had a 33ft. beam, was 15ft. 6in. in depth and at one time the shipyard employed 1,500 men. (Chisman, LW, 1978)

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