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The Royal Albert and King George V Docks.

The Royal Albert and King George V Docks.
The Royal Albert and King George V Docks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H0863
Description: The Royal Albert and King George V Docks, two of the 'Royal' group of docks (along with the Royal Victoria Dock, which lay to the west of these). These were very prosperous until the late 1960s. Their layout permitted trans-shipment of break bulk cargoes from ship to rail, to road and lighter transport or into warehouses for storage. Most of the cargo passing through the dock group was from deep sea trades, particularly with the British Commonwealth. This aerial view of the docks clearly shows the extent of the complex, including the huge entrance locks at Gallions Reach.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1930
Credit line: Ms G Evans
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