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St Katherine's Dock under construction, January 1828.

St Katherine's Dock under construction, January 1828.
Building the St Katherine Docks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PZ7122
Description: The construction of the St Katharine Docks was one of the biggest engineering projects ever undertaken in the capital. The project took just two years to complete. Some 2,500 men were employed to move rubble and soil into barges which were then taken up-river by the contractor Thomas Cubitt.
Creator: William Ranwell (artist), J Phelps (engraver), GR Phelps (publisher)
Date: January 1828
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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