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Harland & Wolff yellow cranes, Samson and Goliath,over Belfast, NI (from Krupp)

Harland & Wolff yellow cranes, Samson and Goliath,over Belfast, NI (from Krupp) Stock Photo

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Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

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4384 x 2208 px | 37.1 x 18.7 cm | 14.6 x 7.4 inches | 300dpi

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20 October 2016


Queens Island, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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Samson and Goliath are the twin shipbuilding gantry cranes situated at Queen's Island, Belfast, Northern Ireland. The cranes, which were named after the Biblical figures Samson and Goliath, dominate the Belfast skyline and are landmark structures of the city. Comparative newcomers to the city, the cranes rapidly came to symbolise Belfast in a way that no building or monument had hitherto done. Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries is an Irish heavy industrial company, specialising in shipbuilding and offshore construction, located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Harland & Wolff is most famous for having built all of the ships intended for the White Star Line including RMS Titanic. Other well known ships built by Harland & Wolff include Titanic's sister ships RMS Olympic and RMS Britannic, the Royal Navy's HMS Belfast, Royal Mail Line's Andes, Shaw Savill's Southern Cross, Union-Castle's RMS Pendennis Castle, and P&O's Canberra. Harland and Wolff's official history, Shipbuilders to the World, was published in 1986. As of 2011, the expanding offshore wind power industry has been the prime focus, and 75% of the company's work is based on offshore renewable energy

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