PortCities London
You are here:  PortCities London home > The working Thames > Trades, industries and institutions
Text Only About this Site Feedback
Explore this site
About maritime London
Early port
Tudor and Stuart port
18th-century port
19th-century port
20th-century port
People and places
Port communities
Crime and punishment
Leisure, health and housing
Thames art, literature and architecture
The working Thames
London's docks and shipping
Trades, industries and institutions
Port of science and discovery
Historical events
Ceremony and catastrophe
London in war and conflict
Fun and games
Things to do
Timeline games
Matching games
Send an e-card
   Back to London declines as a whaling port

Ferranti generator and Musgrove engines at Deptford Power Station.

Ferranti generator and Musgrove engines at Deptford Power Station.
Ferranti generator and Musgrove engines.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2567
Description: Deptford Power Station was designed in 1889 by Sebastian de Ferranti (1864-1930), engineer to the London Electric Supply Corporation. Ferranti was a pioneer in the practical uses of electricty. He promoted the installation of large electrical generating stations and alternating-current distribution networks in England. Ferranti also assisted Sir William Siemens in experiments with electric furnaces and dynamos.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 20th century
Credit line: Greenwich Local History Library collection.
Related Resources
Related Images6 Images
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
Legal & CopyrightPartner sites:BristolHartlepoolLiverpoolSouthamptonAbout this SiteFeedbackText Only