The port in 1901
|The Millwall and Surrey Commercial Docks|
The Millwall Docks
These docks were among the busiest at the time of the census, with more than 50 vessels of all sizes. Most were small sailing ships.
The only large vessel in the Millwall Docks was the P&O passenger liner Oceana (1888, 6610 GRT).
She served the line's Far East and Australian routes until 1912, when she sank after a collision in the English Channel.
Other vessels present included the Oria, owned by Bailey and Leetham of Hull. She ran a regular service between London and the Baltic ports, often bringing back Jewish emigrants. The German steamer Brunhilde traded between London and Hamburg.
The Surrey Commercial Docks
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