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Plan of East India Docks at Blackwall.

Plan of East India Docks at Blackwall.
Plan of East India Docks at Blackwall.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4509
Description: The docks were located on the Thames between Blackwall Reach and Bugsby's Reach. They were orginally built to serve the vast shipping needs of the East India Company. Opened in 1806, the docks consisted of parallel import and export docks with a basin and locks connecting to the river. The basin allowed lots of ships to gather together to avoid the delay of going through locks. The docks closed in 1967.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1803
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory Greenwich New Opportunities Fund  
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