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The Royal Albert and King George V Docks.
|Royal Albert and King George V Docks.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H0857|
|Description: An aerial photograph that shows the scale of the Royal Docks complex. Cargo ships are lined up alongside the quaysides of the docks and are individually name tagged. The River Thames can be seen in the distance. The King George V Dock was opened in 1921. Its construction completed the royal group of docks, which, as a whole, formed the largest area of impounded water in the world.|
|Date: c. 1950|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|