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The L'Avenir (1908) in the Millwall Docks.

The L'Avenir (1908) in the Millwall Docks.
The barque L'Avenir (1908).
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: P8158
Description: The four-masted barque 'L'Avenir' (1908) at Millwall Dock in June 1936, with McDougall's Wheatsheaf Mill the background. Built in Germany, in 1911 she became the first sailing ship to be fitted with a radio transmitter. Between 1932 and 1937 she was owned by Gustaf Erikson, and carried Australian grain to London. She disappeared without trace in March 1938.
Creator: Unknown
Date: June 1936
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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