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Graving Docks, and Pumping Engine House, Calcutta Docks

Graving Docks, and Pumping Engine House, Calcutta Docks

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1889

Shelfmark: Photo 46/(18)

Item number: 4618

Genre: Photograph

Photograph taken in1889 by an unknown photographer of the two graving docks (indicated by the red arrows), and the pumping engine house, here seen in the course of construction and situated between the two docks at the north-east corner of the tidal basin. On the east side of the tidal basin, space had been allowed for the construction of two graving docks, one 520 ft long and 70 ft wide and another 375 ft long and 60 ft wide. In 1891-92, the new graving dock was completed and the first vessel, a Royal Indian Marine boat "Mayo", was admitted into it.

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