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A shipyard model of the East Indiaman Charles Grant (1810).

A shipyard model of the East Indiaman Charles Grant (1810).
Shipyard model of the East Indiaman Charles Grant (1810).
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5631_20040326104421
Description: Many of the East Indiaman that traded between London and the East were built in Indian dockyards. The 'Charles Grant', for example, was built at Bombay in 1810. Ships built in India were constructed using superior tropical hard-woods such as teak. They were more resistant than vessels built from English oak to the sea-worms which ate through the bottoms of many ships.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1810
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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