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Hydraulic Engine House, Calcutta Docks 4626

Photograph taken in 1892 by an unknown
photographer of the the Hydraulic Engine House. Hydraulic power was
produced to move cranes and to drain the graving docks (dry docks),
where ships repairs were carried out. The pumping engine house,
here seen in the course of construction, stands between the two
docks at the north-east corner of the tidal basin. On the east side
of the tidal basin, space had…