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Re: 1950s/docks
« Reply #15 on: 08 March, 2019, 12:59:34 PM »
Something most of us are used to whether we worked in the docks of have seen pictures of them, is seeing ships moored alongside the quayside. However this does not always appear to have been the case. The 1934 picture of the Royal Victoria Dock shows ships used to moor stern end onto what is now the quayside with further jetty extensions protruding from the main quayside into the dock.

I would assume this arrangement allowed more ships to moor at the same time. Photographs from the 1940's onwards show the extension jetties had gone be then.

Royal Victoria Dock 1934 (https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW046155 Britain from Above copyright licence requirement)