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London's docks and shipping
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Deptford and Woolwich: London's Royal Dockyards

The rise and decline of Henry VIII's Dockyards
The riverside wharves

The forgotten part of the port
Linking the port - ferries

Ferries in Greenwich and Woolwich
The port in 1901

Shipping in the port of London at the time of the 1901 census
HMS Warrior: 'A black snake among rabbits'?

Britain's first iron-hulled warship
The 'Great Eastern' as a passenger liner

The ship of the future?
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London's Docks London's Docks
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The West India Docks, 1800s
See how the docks were originally constructed
 The West India Docks, 1800s
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The 'Great Eastern'The 'Great Eastern'
A giant steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel'Cutty Sark''Cutty Sark'
The last surviving British tea clipper docked at GreenwichHMS 'Warrior'HMS 'Warrior'
The first modern warship with an ironclad iron hullEast India DocksEast India Docks
The East India Company was the driving force behind the formation of the East India Dock Company in 1803King George V DockKing George V Dock
King George V Dock was built to enhance and extend the trade that was passing though the Royal Victoria and Albert DocksRoyal Albert DockRoyal Albert Dock
When the Royal Albert Dock opened to shipping in 1880, it was considered to be the finest dock system in the worldRoyal Victoria DockRoyal Victoria Dock
London's first steamship dockSt Katharine DocksSt Katharine Docks
St Katharine Docks was one of the smallest and most centrally located dock systems in LondonLondon DocksLondon Docks
London's tobacco docksMillwall DocksMillwall Docks
Located on the Isle of Dogs, Millwall Docks were best known for the grain tradeRegent's Canal DockRegent's Canal Dock
The Port of London's link to the MidlandsSurrey Commercial DocksSurrey Commercial Docks
The only docks in South LondonTilbury DockTilbury Dock
London's container portWest India DocksWest India Docks
London's first enclosed docksButler's WharfButler's Wharf
A trading wharf in the pool of London from: 1794 - 1972Hay's WharfHay's Wharf
London's larderClippersClippers
Ships built for speedVisit a gallery
Famous Thames ships
The great and the goodLondon's docks: past and present
Contrasting photographs of the docks during the heyday of the working port with images of today's redeveloped DocklandsBuilding the docks
A dock-building programme is undertaken to further improve the port of London.Visit a series of galleries
What's left of the old portWhat's left of the old port
Galleries of what has survived from the port of LondonThe Indian summer of the inner London docks: the Grierson CollectionThe Indian summer of the inner London docks: the Grierson Collection
A.R. Grierson photographed hundreds of ships during the heyday of the inner London docks in the early 1960sGustaf Erikson and his shipsGustaf Erikson and his ships
Gustaf Adolf Mauritz Erikson (1872-1947) was an unusual shipowner in many waysThe General Steam Navigation CompanyThe General Steam Navigation Company
The GSNC was founded in 1824, and became London's foremost short-sea shipping line for 150 yearsDeptford Royal Dockyard collectionDeptford Royal Dockyard collection
Images of Deptford DockyardWoolwich Royal Dockyard collectionWoolwich Royal Dockyard collection
Images of Woolwich Dockyard
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