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Deptford Royal Dockyard
John Cleveley

Deptford Royal Dockyard John Clevely

It is high tide at Deptford on the Thames and a warship is being floated off the slipway. Her launching flags billow in the breeze and there are spectators watching from the dockside and from small boats on the river. The house on the left is home of the Master Shipwright (and still exists today). The impressive brick building in the centre of the picture is the Grand Storehouse.