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Floating Dock British Era Bombay – Old Print 1872

This is an old 1872 print of the floating dock in British Era Bombay, now Mumbai. The clip is from an 1872 French newspaper, translated it reads “English India – Bombay Floating Dock.” It was also called hydraulic lift graving dock on which repair work of primarily troopships took place. This dock was based in Hog island (Nhave) near Bombay harbour in the 19th century.

Read more- Hog Island Hydraulic Lift

India now has built its first indigenously developed floating dock near Chennai by L&T, which is a great achievement. This old print measures 10 x 6 in.

Did you know- after the opening of the Suez canal the troopships sailed to England for repairs, the importance of the hydraulic docks diminished. 

From the collection- Vintage Postcard Of Balamani Raja Ravi Varma.,  Vintage Postcard Madras Water Supply Red hills Lake., New Harbour Works At Madras or Chennai – Old Print 1880.,  Vintage Book 1881 – Everyday Life In India., WWI German Cruiser Emden’s Sea Route Map 1914

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