Ancient 250 Tons Crane barge

Ancient 250 Tons Crane barge "Hercules"

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.

Ancient 250 Tons Crane barge

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

Ancient 250 Tons Crane barge

Ancient 250 Tons Crane barge

Ancient 250 Tons Crane barge

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.


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