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The Thames Haven Oil Wharf.
|The Thames Haven Oil Wharf.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: N44400|
|Description: The Thames Haven Oil Wharf in February 1936. Since the closing decades of the 19th century, installations handling volatile petroleum products had to be located well away from London on safety grounds. There were several oil jetties in the lower reaches of the Thames. As the economy became more and more reliant on the use of oil and oil products, the smaller jetties were replaced by ever larger wharves and refineries.|
|Date: Feb 1936|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|