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The sludge boats Barrow and Barking.

The sludge boats Barrow and Barking.
The sludge boats Barrow and Barking.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: P28836
Description: The London County Council's sludge boats 'Barrow' (1892) and 'Barking' (1889) at anchor, probably off Barking. The sludge boats carried sewage sludge from the treatment plants at Beckton and Crossness to Barrow Deep and Black Deep, beyond the mouth of the Thames Estuary.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 18 March 1922
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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