The crane barge the "HERCULES" was built by the Deutsche Maschine Fabrik AG in 1914 and had a lifting capacity of 250 Tons.
From one of my followers in Panama, I received following pictures of the ancient Floating Crane "Hercules" in Panama.
The barge had a length of 46.25 m, a width of 27.54 m and a draft of 4.8 m. Location Panama, Central America. Gross Tonnage: 4000 Tons
Panama Channal (ACP) stopped using it some years ago.They stopped using it while it was still working. Reason is because they bought a new one called "Titan"I guess they need to do some minor repairs on it , but it looks quite good
When you come accros any ancient Transport or Lifting equipmnet, please mail the pictures and story to : Richard@heavyliftspecialist.com so I can post it on the website.