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THE

SHIPPING WORLD'

YEAR BOOK

HIGH CLASS TOOL

For every Market and of all Patterns.

“UNIVERSAL" MINING & NA

PICKS. HAND & POW

BORING

MACHINES FOR ROCK AND C

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PICKS, SHOVELS, SPADES, FORKS, HOES, AXI HAMMERS WEDGES, CROWBAA

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The “DAW" Patent ROCK DRILL.

The NEWEST and BEST MACHINE for

COMPRESSED AIR or STEAM.

Supplied with Tripod for Open Quarry, or with Column for Underground Work

Full particulars on application.

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THE HARDY PATENT PICK CO., LT

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND,

ADVERTISEMENTS,

Cardiff Railway Company, Bute Docks, Cardiff.

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Chairman

LORD EDMUND TALBOT, M.P.
Managing Director

SIR WILLIAM THOMAS LEWIS, BART,
Superintendent ... JAMES HURMAN.
AREA, &C.-The present Bute Docks are ur acres in extent, and vessels loading
up to 12,000 tons regularly trade there. The Vew South Dock, which is rapidly approach-
ing completion, will have a water area of 50 acres. It is 2,550 feet in length, 800 feet in
breadth, and 50 feet in depth from the coping; and will be capable of accommodating the
largest vessels afloat. The Sea Lock will be 850 feet in length, and 90 feet in breadth, with
a depth of water over the cill of 42 feet at ordinary spring tides, and 32 feet at ordinary
neap tides. Two Large Graving Docks, up to 830 feet in length, and entered from this
Dock, are about to be constructed,

MACHINERY and APPLIANCES.- The Bute Docks are equipped with the most improved appliances for the discharging and loading vessels with dispatch : the greater portion being worked by hydraulic pressure. There is an ample equipment of Cranes of various power up to 70 tons, as well as Grain Elevators, &c., &c. Special atten. tion may be drawn to the Vew 70-Ton Crane in the Roath Dock, thus enabling the Cardiff Railway Company to ship or unship the heaviest weights.

COAL SHIPPING FACILITIES. -Coal is being shipped at these Docks by the ordinary Fixed, as well as Moveable Staiths ; as also by the Lewis-Hunter Patent Coaling Cranes. The Cardiff Railway Company have the exclusive use in the Bristol Channel of the Lewis-Hunter Coaling Cranes, which have proved by far the most satisfactory appliances for Shipping Welsh Coal, with dispatch and the least possible breakage. Colliery screeneri coal shipped by these Cranes being equal to double screened coal shipped by ordinary Staitis, and thereby ensuring to the purchaser an increased value of at leirst One Shilling per ton over that of coal put on board by shipping appliances at other Docks, besides ensuring great saving in breakage and uniformity of distribution throughout the cargo of any small coal that might exist; thus minimising any risk of spontaneous ignition from small coal in cargoes bound for distant ports. Three or more Cranes can be workedi simultaneously into one vessel, and as much as 330 tons have been shipped by one crane in an hour, and 6,715 tons have been shipped into a vessel in 11 hours. Shippers attach so inuch importance to the advantages of these Cranes that they frequently elect to wait some time for a Crane Berth rather than have their coal shipped by the staiths similar to other docks in the channel. The New South Dock will be entirely equipped with these Coaling Cranes, in deference to the wishes of so many Shippers and Buyers of Cardiff Coal.

WAREHOUSES and TRANSIT SHEDS.-Good accommodation for the Storage of Grain, Provisions, &c., &c. Bonded and Free,

WHARF SPACE and YARDS.--Large provision is made for stacking Timber. Deals, Iron Ore, &c. Timber Ponds 28 acres in extent, with competitive Railway communication to all parts.

FACILITIES FOR SHIP REPAIRS, &c. There are Ten Private Graving and Floating Docks, ranging up to 800 feet in length, with separate proprietaries, and one Public Graving Dock, 600 feet in length. There are also several Marine Engineering Firms, thus giving Shipowners an opportunity of obtaining tenders for repairs of every description.

RAILWAY ACCOMMODATION.--Cardiff is the Natural Port for Birmingham and the Midland District, as the London and North Western, Midland, and Great Western Railway Companies have direct communication from the ship's side.

DOCK CHARGES.-These are much below the arerage of our Great Ports. Vessels can generally procure an outward cargo to any Port in the World, thus giving the Bute Docks an advantage for Imports, as Vessels do not require to change Ports.

TRADE.--The Bute Docks were opened in the year 1839, and the Imports and Exports in 1903 were as follows :-Imports, 2,056,024 tons. Exports, 7,818,327 tons. Total, 9,874.351 tons. Cattie importation.-The Bute Ducks are the only Docks in South Wales

which have permission from the Bard of Trade to land Foreign Cattle. Excellent Cattle Lairs, Slaughter Houses, and Chill Rooms are erected adjacent to the Wharf in the deepest water dock, with Railways leading into then, having communication with all parts.

Cold Storage.--Ample Accommodation of the most modern description

is provided for the storage of dead meat, poultry, provisions, vegetables, &c. STATUS OF CARDIFF.-Cardiff now occupies the position of being the Firs: Port in the United Kingdom for Shipping cleared to Foreign countries and British Possessions, and the Premier Port in the World for the Shipment of Coni.

NOTE.-The Bute Docks are the only Docks situated in the Town of Cardif. Vessels using the Bute Docks thereby save their owners and Captains from loss of time in making journeys between the Vessels and the Merchants' and Brokers' Offices, Banks, Custom House, Post Office, &c. &c., all of which offices are adjacent to the Bute Docks.

The fullest information on all matters will be readily granted on application to
THE CARDIFF RAILWAY COMPANY, BUTE DOCKS, CARDIFF.

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BARRY DOCKS

BARRY, GLAMORGANSHIRE.
Owners THE BARRY RAILWAY COMPANY.
Chairman The Right Hon. THE LORD WINDSOR.

General Manager RICHARD EVANS. AREA.-The Barry Docks are 114 acres in extent, and have accommodation for the largest vesse's afloat. The sea approach is remarkably easy owing o the absence of any rocks or shoals in this part of the Bristol Channel and to the efficient way in which the Channel is lighted. With 700 yards of the entrance to the Docks there is a depth of 26 feet at low water of Spring Tides. Good anchorage is obtained between Barry and Sully Island.

THE DEEP LOCK was opened for traffic in January, 1898, and vessels drawing 13 feet can enter or leave at low water Spring Tides, and during 15 days of each month vessels drawing 18 feet can enter or leave at low water. No other Dock in the Bristol Channel possesses a Deep Sea Entrance.

MACHINERY and APPLIANCES.-All of the most improved type. There are 29 fixed Coal Tips and 8 Movable ones ; by means of the Movable Tips a vessel can lead at 3 hatchways simultaneously. There are 56 Cranes, rang ng in capacity from 30 cwt. to 50 tons. The Docks, Tips, Sidings, Entrances, &c., are lighted by Electricity. Each Coal Tip has two Weighbridges; wagons can therefore be weighed when full and when empty. The re-taring is done free of charge.

TOWAGE.- The Docks are provided with three powerful Tug Boats for moving vessels in the Docks, and these boats are fitted with salvage and fire pumps. There is also a Steam Fire Float provided with water tank.

PİLOTAGE.-There is a separate Pilotage Board for Barry, and the Pilotage Charges are lower than for neighbouring ports owing to the shorter distances. Pilotage is not compulsory in wards or outwards.

WAREHOUSING.-There is ample accommodation for storing Goods. A Warehouse of the following dimensions, viz., length 500 ft., width 160 feet, has been erected, in which conveniences for the storing of Bonded Goods have been provided. This Warehouse consists of a cellar 500 feet by 156 Seet, one floor of same size, and another floor 500 feet by 171 feet, divided into three sections, and two floors above. It has been equipped with the most modern appliances for the rapid handling of Goods, and is now ready to receive traffic. Large Cold Stores for the reception of Frozen Meat have also been erected on the Dockside by the Cardiff Pure Ice and Cold Storage Company, Limited, and large Flour Mills are now being built on the Dockside for Messrs. Joseph Rank, Limited, of Hull.

WHARF SPACE.-There are 7,900 ft. of quayage available for Import Traffic (exclusive of space occupied by the Coal Tips), and large plots available for stacking Timber, &c.

RAILWAY ACCOMMODATION.-Railways around the Docks. The Company's Railway is connected with all the principal railways in the country, and ihe rates quoted for the Carriage of Merchandise to and from Ship at Cardiff are also applicable to and from Ship at Barry.

SHIP REPAIRING, &c.—There is a public Graving Dock of large capacity (length 863 st., width at top 113 ft. 6 in., width at bottom 100 ft., width at entrance 60 ft.) and capable of division into outer and inner docks of different lengths. Cranes, ranging in capacity from 30 cwt. to 15 tons, have been provided for the use of this Dock. There are also large Private Graving Docks, and in addition a number of Marine Engineers' Workshops.

DOCK CHARGES.— These are much below the average of other great ports. And ano' her great advantage is that vessels can generally obtain an outward cargo to any Port, so making it unnecessary to change Poits,

DOCK NO. I WAS OPENED ON JULY 18TH, 1889, AND DOCK No. 2 ON OCTOBER 10TH, 1898. The Company's Trains run through to Cardiff at frequent intervals,

Customs and Board of Trade Offices, Post Office and several Banks adjacent to Docks. For further information please apply to GENERAL MANAGER, Barry Dook.

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