Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank

Scottish Maritime Museum, Castle Street, Dumbarton, G82 1QS
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11 September 2021

11 September 2021 (10:00am - 4:00pm) West Dunbartonshire Dumbarton. How to
get there : Go to the end of Castle Street, (extends from the High Street).
See the world's first commercial ship model experiment tank in action and
discover how William Denny & Brothers' innovative, experimental approach to
shipbuilding made waves in the shipbuilding industry from the 1800s to 1963.
This is part of the Scottish Maritime Museum. The Denny Ship Model Experiment
Tank was built in 1882. It is one of the last reminders of the shipyard of the
innovative and famous Company William Denny and Brothers. The tank was built
to test ship hull designs and retains many original features including a water
tank as long as a football pitch. Experience the working environment of the
model makers, clay moulders and carpenters in 1882. Try your hand at smoothing
and carving a real wax hull model. Test different hull designs in our own mini
experiment tank. Enter the world of the Victorian ship designer, in William
Denny's drawing office, and find out how to design your own ship. Join us on a
guided tour of the building and learn about Denny Brothers, builders of the
famous Cutty Sark and inventors of the Denny helicopter, Denny hovercraft and
Denny-Brown stabilisers. See more on the Scottish Maritime Museum website :
Dumbarton Museum - Scottish Maritime Museum and on the EXPLORE WEST
DUNBARTONSHIRE website : Explore West Dunbartonshire | DENNY TANK, CASTLE
TERRACE, DUMBARTON ( FREE entrance on Doors Open Day. Cafe.
Museum shop. The premises have several steps. Facilities WC Refreshments
Building Date: 1882 Entrance is free on Doors Open Day. This
fascinating place with the world's first commercial ship model experiment tank
will have free entry on Doors Open Day. Learn about the innovative engineering
features of this unique test tank facility.

Scottish Maritime Museum, Castle Street, Dumbarton, G82 1QS

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