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Title: Admiralty Floating Dock No.35 - The Indian connection
Authors: Cassar, Michael
Keywords: Docks -- Malta
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History
Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Naval architecture -- Malta
Admiralty -- Malta -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain. Royal Navy. Malta Dockyard
Issue Date: 2018-04-29
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Limited
Citation: Cassar, M. (2018, April 29). Admiralty Floating Dock No.35 - The Indian connection, Sunday Times of Malta, pp. 56.
Abstract: In February 1943, a new floating dock, Admiralty Floating Dock No.35 (AFD 35), was ordered in India for service in Trincomalee, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The dock was intended for the war effort in the Pacific but after the collapse of Japan it was decided to send surplus floating docks to home waters. AFD 35 was to be sent to Malta to replace AFD 8. Floating docks could be built in half the time, and were cheaper. The sections arrived off Grand Harbour on the evening of May 7 and May 8 1947.
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