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Minor dam south wall, from south-east corner, looking due west [Victoria Dock construction, Bombay].

Minor dam south wall, from south-east corner, looking due west [Victoria Dock construction, Bombay].

Photographer: Taurines, E.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1886

Shelfmark: Photo 173/(27)

Item number: 17327

Genre: Photograph

Photograph by E Taurines of construction of the Victoria Dock in Bombay City. The excavation and masonry work were undertaken by Messrs Kirby and Co. The excavation was completed early in January 1888 and by the end of the month the whole of the dock bottom had been trimmed over and was ready for letting in the water. The total quantity of excavation removed from the inside of the dock and for all foundations amounted to 1,452,311 cubic yards. All the dock and harbour walls and the 80 ft entrance were finished in December 1888.

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