About "Herman the German" Floating Crane
|February 26th, 2009||#1|
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"Herman the German" Floating Crane info
The remaining crane was setup in Long Beach Navel shipyard and used until the shipyard closed in 1997. Now belongs to Panama and is used to lift the lock gates out of the water for service.
Photo along side the USS Missouri.
More pictures are available on line by searching Floating cranes and Herman.
Last edited by Chukpike; June 25th, 2009 at 16:38..
|February 27th, 2009||#3|
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Here is a link showing how the crane was transported to Panama.
The crane could lift 350metric tons or a German Uboat during WWII.
New cranes mainly used for building platform oil rigs, are know capable of lifting 14,000 metric tons. Although the record lift was just over 12,000 metric tons.