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Police skiff on Bugsby's Reach, Charlton.

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.
Creator: Thacker
Date: c. 1884
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London. Thacker Collection.
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