Belfast - Crane - Collection
Belfast (Northern Ireland) city skyline continues to be dominated by Harland & Wolff's iconic twin Gantry cranes, Samson and Goliath.
Constructed by the German engineering firm Krupp,
Goliath was completed in 1969 and Samson, in 1974. Samson, the closest inland to Belfast City.
At the time Harland & Wolff was one of the largest shipbuilders in the world.
During World War I, Harland and Wolff built 189 Handley Page Hereford bombers under license from for the Royal Air Force.
In World War II, the shipyard built 6 aircraft carriers, 2 cruisers (including HMS Belfast) and 131 other naval ships; and repairing over 22,000 vessels as well as manufacturing tanks and artillery components.
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