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The Duke and Duchess of Connaught opening the Royal Albert Dock.

The Duke and Duchess of Connaught opening the Royal Albert Dock.
The Duke and Duchess of Connaught opening the Royal Albert Dock.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5231
Description: The Albert Dock was opened on 24 June 1880 and at the time was the largest dock in the world, being designed to take vessels of up to 12,000 tons. Three kilometres (1.75 miles) long, it contained more than 5000 metres (16,500 feet) of deep-water quays. It was connected to the Royal Victoria Dock, to the east, by a lock and was entered from the Thames via a basin at Gallions Reach.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 3 July 1880
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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