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Manouevring a concrete caisson JLP01_01_063_04

TILBURY DOCKS, CHADWELL ST MARY, THURROCK, ESSEX. A view of the cooling water intake caisson for Coryton Oil Refinery leaving Tilbury Dock to begin its journey down the Thames.
During the Second World War, John Laing & Son Ltd had built some of the floating caissons for the Mulberry harbour which were used in the D-day landings. This 4, 200 ton concrete water intake caisson was built along the lines of the Mulberry harbour and was towed 8 miles down the Thames from Tilbury Dock to be installed as part of Coryton Oil Refinery on the 14th March 1952. It was built between 1951 and 1952

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

Media ID 24180664

1950s Concrete People River Transport Water Transport Work

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