London Docks 1958 EAW071687
LONDON DOCKS, Southwark. Aerial photograph of Greenland Dock, Rotherhithe in June 1958. Also showing South Dock, the River Thames and the entrance to the Millwall Outer Dock (on the Isle of Dogs). Freighters are unloading into barges and butties. The dock was mostly used for Baltic shipping, notably whaling and timber. Greenland Dock is the oldest of London's riverside docks, originally laid out in 1695 to refit East Indiamen. The commercial docks closed in 1970, and the warehouses have now been replaced by Docklands residential developments (Swedish Quay, Baltic Quay and Brunswick Quay). Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
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RMS Olympic BL24990_002
RMS OLYMPIC, White Star Line. First class companion, A deck. Interior view of the stairway to first class entrance on boat deck. The Olympic was the first of a class of luxurious express transatlantic ocean liners, and entered service with the White Star Line in 1911 as the largest cruise liner in the world. Sister ship of the RMS Titanic, she was the only one of the class to prove a success, serving until 1935. The clock from Olympic's grand staircase, probably made most famous through the RMS Titanic, is now on display at the Southampton Maritime Museum. Photographed by Bedford Lemere at Southampton, October 1921.
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HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge AA98_05144
TOWER BRIDGE, Stepney, London. Looking down onto the foredeck of the cruiser HMS Belfast. Being guided up the River Thames by two tugs on the approach to Tower Bridge, which is opening to let it pass. This was Belfast's last voyage before she moored in the Pool of London. It was there converted to a static visitor attraction and is now operated by the Imperial War Museum. Photographed by Eric de Mare in 1971.
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