An essential part of any shipbuilding and restoration business are Dry Dock facilities, and T. Nielsen & Company has two at its base in Gloucester Docks.
The smaller of the Dry Docks (to the right in the picture) was originally constructed in 1818 and subsequently enlarged in 1839 to hold vessels of up to 33.5 metres (110 feet) in length.
Our large Dry Dock (to the left in the picture) dates from the Victorian era, being built in 1853. Holding much larger vessels, this dock can accommodate vessels up to 52 metres (170 feet) in length with a beam of 9 metres (30 feet) and a draught of 3.7 metres (12 feet).
We regularly accommodate two vessels sharing a Dry Dock, and when not in use, they can be flooded and used as fitting-out berths.
Halcyon in large Dry Dock
Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Olga in small Dry Dock
Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters Cariad and Dolphin sharing our small Dry Dock.
The Brig Phoenix in our large dry dock for maintenance work.