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Damaged buildings at the Royal Victoria Docks.

Damaged buildings at the Royal Victoria Docks.
Grain silos at the Royal Victoria Docks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2531
Description: Silvertown lies to the south of the Royal Victoria Dock (opened in 1855). The Silvertown explosion of January 1917 therefore caused extensive damage to the dock system. This photograph shows two of the large grain silos that were hit by the blast.
Creator: Unknown
Date: January 1917
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection
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