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Huskisson Dock, Liverpool

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1945. Steel salvaging at Huskisson Dock.

One of the Liverpool Docks

The dock was designed by Jesse Hartley and opened in 1852. It is named after a former MP and Treasurer of the Navy, William Huskisson.

Initially dealing in timber, it later traded in grain and provided berthing facilities for passenger ships on North American routes. The main basin was enlarged and a branch dock created in the 1860s to accommodate larger ships.

The dock was expanded again at the turn of the twentieth century when two further branch docks were added by Anthony George Lyster.

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