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Small Graving Dock for Government in course of construction, Calcutta Docks

Small Graving Dock for Government in course of construction, Calcutta Docks

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1888

Shelfmark: Photo 46/(2)

Item number: 462

Genre: Photograph

This photograph, taken in1888 by an unknown photographer, shows work in progress on the 330 ft long Government graving dock, situated on the north-east corner of the half-tidal basin of the Calcutta Docks. A graving dock, otherwise known as a dry dock, is enclosed by gates and pumped dry to allow repairs to be carried out on a ship's hull.

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