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The liner Euripides alongside London Docks, by WL Wyllie.

The liner Euripides alongside London Docks, by WL Wyllie.
The liner Euripides alongside London Docks, by WL Wyllie.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW1179
Description: The liner 'Euripides' (1914) berthed alongside the London Docks with warehouses and cranes in the background. 'Euripides' belonged to G Thompson & Co Ltd, (Aberdeen White Star Line). She was used as a cargo liner and passenger liner. Although vessels like the 'Euripides' did visit the London Docks, a large proportion of the goods entering the dock arrived in lighters, which had loaded from vessels berthed in docks further down the river. The extensive storage facilities, conveniently close to the City, had thus come to be regarded and used as an extension of the modern facilities downstream.
Creator: William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931)
Date: c. 1920
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London. Wyllie collection.
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