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Re: King George V Dock, Liverpool
Many thanks to you all for your help. Clarity at last. Stay safe.
The KGV graving dock was part of Gladstone Docks. The dock was converted in to a normal (if narrow) wet dock in the 1960s when modern container ships became too large to use it and liners (its main customers in the 1940/50s) were becoming rarer. Also the decline of the Royal Navy meant that it had fewer 'Grey Funnel liners' to use it. It is 'inland' behind Liverpool 2 container dock.
Whilst reading the book Observation, by Hector Mackenzie concerning the Op PEDESTAL damaged carrier HMS indomitable, it states 'Our course into the King George V Dock brought us past a long line of other wharves along the Bootle and Liverpool waterfronts, which we passed at about a cable's distance. For what seemed miles, as we slowly glided in, all these wharves were crowded with dockers cheering us in.'
Having spent many hours searching on the internet, I have completely failed to find its exact location. Can anyone please clarify this annoying mystery.
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