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Woolwich Royal Dockyard collection

Woolwich ship launches
Woolwich plans and views
Shipping off Woolwich Dockyard
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Woolwich plans and views

Plans and views of the Royal Dockyard at Woolwich.

The Royal Dockyard at Woolwich

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The Royal Dockyard at Woolwich
The Royal Dockyard at Woolwich. This view is taken from the Thames opposite the New Offices looking down the river. The gatehouse and clockhouse at the dockyard were built between 1780 and 1789.

A View of Woolwich

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A View of Woolwich
The dockyard was founded in 1513 by Henry VIII for the building of his new ship, the 'Great Harry'. The yard continued to be enlarged until the middle of the 19th century in order to build steamships.
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A View of His Majesty's Dock Yard at Woolwich, on the South side of the River Thames, in the County of Kent

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A View of His Majesty's Dock Yard at Woolwich, on the South side of the River Thames, in the County of Kent
A view of Woolwich from the north bank of the Thames showing a bustling scene of activity on the river.

A Geometrical Plan, and North Elevation of His Majesty's Dockyard at Woolwich

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A Geometrical Plan, and North Elevation of His Majesty's Dockyard at Woolwich
By the mid 18th-century, Woolwich was the fifth largest dockyard in the country (after Portsmouth, Plymouth, Deptford, and Chatham). It employed just over 700 men and specialised in heavy repair and building work.
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Woolwich ship launches
Woolwich plans and views
Shipping off Woolwich Dockyard
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StoriesDeptford and Woolwich: London's Royal Dockyards
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