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The King of Sweden at the Thames Ironworks.
|The King of Sweden at the Thames Ironworks.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H2646|
|Description: The launching of a ship was always a special occasion at the Thames Ironworks. Dignitaries from countries that had placed orders at the works would attend the launching ceremony. Shown here is the King of Sweden, who visited the works in 1900. British royalty also visited the site. In February 1885, the Prince of Wales, who was studying at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, inspected the Battleship HMS 'Benbow' prior to her launch.|
|Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.|