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Woolwich Dockyard

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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Woolwich Dockyard was built in 1514 by Henry VIII for the construction of his famous ship 'Harry Grace a Dieu'. Royal Navy vessels were built at the yard until its closure in 1869. This view, by Nicholas Pocock, gives an indication of the scale of the enterprise by the late eighteenth century. The area around the dockyard was known as the Warren and consisted of workshops, warehouses, timber yards, barracks, foundries and the nearby Royal Arsenal.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1790

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 138.5 x W 279.5 cm

Accession number

BHC1950

Acquisition method

National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)

Work type

Painting


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