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Loading a Japanese army hydroplane at London Docks.
|Loading a Japanese army hydroplane at London Docks.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H5188|
|Description: Britain was a major exporter of machinery and vehicles during the first half of the 20th century. This photograph shows a hydroplane being loaded at London Docks for export to Japan. The vessel was built at Thornycroft's Yard at Church Wharf, Chiswick in West London. A hydroplane is a small power boat designed so that the prow and much of the hull lift out of the water and skim the surface at high speeds.|
|Date: 19 March 1926|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|