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A view of the Commercial Docks at Rotherhithe.

A view of the Commercial Docks at Rotherhithe.
A view of the Commercial Docks at Rotherhithe.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PZ7121
Description: These docks were formed on the south side of the Thames, on the eastern part of the Rotherhithe peninsula. In 1864, the various docks in this area merged to become the Surrey Commercial Docks. The docks at Rotherhithe were employed mainly in receiving the trade from America and North Europe (timber, hemp, corn, iron, tar etc). The docks closed in 1970.
Creator: William Daniell (publisher)
Date: 1 June 1813
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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