Friday, July 26, 2013

Anchor: Merchantman "Amsterdam" - London, England

Interesting Places I've Photographed
"Amsterdam" Anchor
St. Katherine Docks
London, England
Topic: Anchors

GPS: N51° 30.411; W000° 04.241

Quick Description: 

An interesting anchor from the Merchantman "Amsterdam" is on display at the St. Katherine Docks in London.

Long Description:

St. Katharine Docks are located on the north side of the Thames River a short distance east of the Tower Bridge. This densely settled 23 acre area was scheduled for redevelopment by an Act of Parliament in 1825. Construction began in May 1827 using a design by designed by engineer Thomas Telford. The docks opened on October 25, 1828 and served the shipping needs of merchant ships doing business in London. 

A large anchor is on display at these docks. According to s sign placed on the ground near the anchor:


Anchor salvaged
from Dutch
merchantman
'AMSTERDAM'
which foundered
off Hastings
200 years ago

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