The Fairfield Titan

The Fairfield Titan Crane

Shipping Times brings us the story of the Fairfield Titan:

When constructed in 1911 it was the biggest crane in the world. Over the years it has lifted machinery and sections of some of the world’s greatest ships, but six weeks ago it performed it’s last working job when lifting machinery for a Type 45 warship under construction.

Now the Fairfield Titan at BAE Systems’ Govan shipyard, the biggest of five such cranes on the Clyde, is being demolished. Work on dismantling the huge structure began on Wednesday and is expected to take 3 weeks to complete, being done in a careful manner to ensure the work progressing on ships at the shipyard continues uninterrupted. Read More…