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St Katharine Docks

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The opening of St Katharine's Docks, on Saturday 25 October 1828.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2741
Description: The 'Elizabeth' entering the St Katharine Docks on the opening day in 1828. The docks had over a million square feet of storage area to house items such as tea, rubber, wool, marble, ivory, tallow and turtle shell. Despite this, the docks were never a great financial success and were finally closed in 1968, having long run at a loss. They were sold by the Port of London Authority to the Greater London Council.
Creator: William John Huggins
Date: January 1912
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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