Samson or Goliath

Samson or Goliath
Harland and Wolff Shipyard crane

Another photograph of a Harland and Wolff Shipyard crane, this time viewed through a gap in two apartment blocks. The two cranes, Samson and Goliath, dominate the Belfast skyline and are much photographed.

Samson is the largest at 348 feet against Goliath at 315 feet. Unfortunately I don’t know which one this is. I need to see them together to tell them apart.

Samson and Goliath

The two Harland and Wolff Shipyard cranes that tower over the city.

This image was taken some years ago. The red brick wall is no longer there and the railings have been replaced by a wire fence.

Shipyard Cranes
Cranes, Samson and Goliath at Harland and Wolff Shipyard, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Blue, Red, Yellow

Goliath, Harland & Wolff crane


Goliath, Harland & Wolff crane
Goliath, Harland & Wolff Shipyard crane

This is a section of Goliath, one of the giant Harland and Wolff Shipyard gantry cranes that dominate the Belfast skyline.

There are two cranes, Samson and Goliath. Goliath is the smaller of the two.

They are a major attraction in the city and have been photographed countless times. The red and yellow against a blue sky make for a striking image.