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Police skiff on Bugsby's Reach, Charlton.
|Police Skiff on Bugsby's Reach Charlton.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H1470|
|Description: A skiff is a flat, open boat of shallow draft, with a pointed bow and a square stern. The police skiff shown here has a four-man crew with two sets of oars. In the background, Manhattan Wharf and the industrial skyline of Silvertown is visible, as are two Thames sailing barges.|
|Date: c. 1884|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London. Thacker Collection.|