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Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank

Castle Street
Central Scotland
G82 1QS

A visit to the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank is a unique chance to step back into the world of the Victorian ship designer. Built in 1882 the Denny Tank was the first commercial ship model testing tank built in the world and it retains many original features today - a water tank as long as a football pitch, clay moulding beds for casting wax model ship hulls and the original Victorian machinery used for shaping models.

The Tank has been restored to working condition by the Scottish Maritime Museum and is still used for testing ship designs.

The Denny Tank is the last surviving part of the important shipyard of William Denny and Brothers. The yard operated from 1844 to 1963 building every type of vessel from sailing ships to modern liners. Dumbarton was the home of many other shipyards apart from Denny's, now all gone.

Disabled access is limited. Please phone for details.

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The Denny Tank is only a short distance from Dumbarton Central and Dumbarton East train stations and is on a direct route from Glasgow. Free parking is available for cars and coaches.

Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank Postcode for SatNav: G82 1QS


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