This paper describes the planning, design and construction of the Ro-Ro port of Fleetwood on the Lancashire coast. Some historical detail is given and the geographical factors affecting planning are described. The design of berthing structures, mooring arrangements, bridge support structures, access jetty and bridge ramp are described in detail. One major factor in timing was that the berth should be ready to coincide with the delivery of the first new ship for the service. At the present time the berth is used by two identical stern-loading trailer-carriers each providing six sailings a week to Larne and Dublin respectively; these ships were built specially for the service and are 125 m long, 19.5 m beam with a gross tonnage of 3,453. The main contractor for the berth was Harbour & General Works Ltd. A breakdown of the construction costs is shown. Order from: BSRA as No. 47,583.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ro-Ro 76 Conference

    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bailey, T
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM