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A steam police launch.
|Steam police launch.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H6256|
|Description: The police of the Thames Division (formed in 1839) initially carried out their duties in rowing boats. In the mid-1880s, two steam launches were introduced and by 1898, the force had a further eight steam launches to supplement its 28 rowing boats.|
|Date: c. 1900|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|