Verolme Cork Dockyard

Dublin Core

Title

Verolme Cork Dockyard

Subject

Cork (County) social history; Cork (County) history 20th century; Shipbuilding (Ireland); Verolme Cork Dockyard Ltd

Description

The Verolme Cork Dockyard was based in Cork Harbour at Rushbrooke near Cobh. In 1959 the Dutch shipbuilding company Verolme took over the repair yard at Cork Dockyard and renamed it Verolme Cork Dockyard. It specialised in shipbuilding and repair and the creation of offshore platform modules. At its height, the dockyard employed 1200 people. The company ceased operations in 1984. The following collection is a snapshot of life in the shipyard.

Creator

Verolme Cork Dockyard

Date

c1960-1980s

Contributor

Cork County Library

Rights

Reproduction rights reserved

Format

Digitised photographic prints

Identifier

Verolme_Dockyard

Items in the Verolme Cork Dockyard Collection

Workers at Verolme Cork Dockyard
This is a photograph of workers at Verolme Cork Dockyard. Exact date unknown.

Shipbuilding at Cork Verolme Dockyard
A photograph of shipbuilding and repair at Cork Verolme Dockyard.

Shipbuilding at Verolme Cork Dockyard
A photograph taken at Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Shipyard at Verolme Cork Dockyard
This is an internal view of the shipyard at Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Engineering works at Verolme Cork Dockyard
A photograph of engineering work at Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Verolme Cork Dockyard
This is a photograph of shipbuilding and repairs at Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Verolme Cork Dockyard
A photograph of shipbuilding at Verolme Cork Dockyard

Verolme Cork Dockyard
A photograph of engineering works at Verolme Cork Dockyard

Working on a ship at Verolme Cork Dockyard
A photograph of work on a ship at Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Shipbuilding at Verolme Cork Dockyard
This is a photograph of shipbuilding at Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Aerial view of Verolme Cork Dockyard
An aerial photograph of Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Aerial view of Verolme Cork Dockyard
An aerial photograph of Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Aerial view of the Verolme Cork Dockyard
An aerial photograph of Verolme Cork Dockyard.

A ship arriving for repair
This is a photograph of a ship arriving for repair at Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Shipbuilding at Verolme Cork Dockyard
A photograph of shipbuilding at Verolme Cork Dockyard

Building works at Verolme Cork Dockyard
A photograph of building works at Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Shipbuilding at Verolme Cork Dockyard
A photograph of shipbuilding at Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Aerial view of the dockyard at Verolme Cork Dockyard
An aerial shot of the dockyard at Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Shipbuilding at Verolme Cork Dockyard
A photograph of shipbuilding at Verolme Cork Dockyard.

A ship arriving for repair
A photograph of a ship arriving for repair at Verolme Cork Dockyard

Ship repair
A selection of images of interior work on a ship at Verolme Cork Dockyard

The Irish Spruce Ship
The Irish Spruce was the largest ship constructed at the Verolme Cork Dockyard. It was launched on 1st February 1983. It was 71,500 tonnes and was used for ocean transport of bulk cargoes.

Works at Verolme Cork Dockyard
A photograph of employees at Verolme Cork Dockyard

Launch of ship at Verolme Cork Dockyard
Photograph of a ship after its launch from Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Ship repair at Verolme Cork Dockyard
A photograph of a ship under repair at Verolme Cork Dockyard