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Stevedores loading cargo.
|Stevedores loading cargo.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H5379|
|Description: The men who loaded the ships were the stevedores. The term stevedore comes from the Spanish ‘estivador’ meaning to stow a cargo. Loading a ship demanded special skills. Cargo had to be placed carefully in the hold to make sure that the ship did not become unbalanced and capsize. The picture shows stevedores loading cargo in a tween deck hold of the Strick Line's 'Tabaristan' (1969) in the Royal Docks.|
|Date: June 1969|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|