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Greenland Dock

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1868. The Old Greenland Dock.

Early in the 19th century the Howland Great Wet Dock at Rotherhithe was equipped with boilers, tanks, etc., for extracting sperm oil from blubber that was brought in by whaling fleets. The name of the dock was changed to Greenland Dock.

1806 The property changed hands and the dock was used for North European trade in timber, tar, corn, etc.

James Walker worked on the Greenland Dock, London (c.1808-c.1862) amongst other engineering projects[1]

1895 Construction of new dock

Part of the Surrey Docks

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