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The Thames Haven Oil Wharf.

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.
Creator: Unknown
Date: Feb 1936
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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