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The boom of the giant floating German crane is about in place at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. It has more than 100-ton lifting ability, and the pin of its "hinge" is more than 12" in diameter.
The boom of the giant f...
1948
 
Title
The boom of the giant floating German crane is about in place at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. It has more than 100-ton lifting ability, and the pin of its "hinge" is more than 12" in diameter.
Date
1948
Pictured is the propulsion drive for the giant floating German crane at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. Four of these propellers move the crane barge.
Pictured is the propuls...
1948
 
Title
Pictured is the propulsion drive for the giant floating German crane at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. Four of these propellers move the crane barge.
Date
1948
The first lift by the giant German crane at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. This crane is lifting more than 100 tons of barge filled with seawater as a trial.
The first lift by the g...
1947
 
Title
The first lift by the giant German crane at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. This crane is lifting more than 100 tons of barge filled with seawater as a trial.
Date
1947
The first lift by the giant German crane at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. This crane is lifting more than 100 tons of barge filled with seawater as a trial. This crane was one of four floating cranes built by German industries to maneuver in water because their land is very swampy and the ground unable to support large cranes with heavy lifts. It was taken as reparation from the German submarine-building facility at Keil, Germany, and was brought across the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal and up the Pacific Coast to Long Beach, and reassembled here. (The other cranes, taken by England, France and Russia were all lost at sea). Pictures are poor due to very foggy morning.
The first lift by the g...
1947
 
Title
The first lift by the giant German crane at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. This crane is lifting more than 100 tons of barge filled with seawater as a trial. This crane was one of four floating cranes built by German industries to maneuver in water because their land is very swampy and the ground unable to support large cranes with heavy lifts. It was taken as reparation from the German submarine-building facility at Keil, Germany, and was brought across the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal and up the Pacific Coast to Long Beach, and reassembled here. (The other cranes, taken by England, France and Russia were all lost at sea). Pictures are poor due to very foggy morning.
Date
1947
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