The White Star Dock, or Ocean Dock as it was later known, was opened in 1911. It was named after the White Star line, probably the most important passenger line at the time, which had recently transferred its operations to Southampton. With the acquisition of the White Star line, Southampton overtook Liverpool as the UK's premier passenger port. White Star Dock was renamed Ocean Dock in 1922.
Ocean Terminal was built alongside Ocean Dock as a passenger terminal for liner passengers. It was opened in 1950 by Prime Minister, Clement Atlee. It was built in a typical Art Deco style and was thought to be quite luxurious in its day. It measured 1297 feet in length and contained a railway platform on its lower floor. It was demolished in 1983.

Ocean Terminal

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The southern end of the Ocean Terminal photographed in 1950

Ocean Terminal

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The northern end of the Ocean Terminal photographed in 1950


Further reading:
Pictorial History of Southampton Docks, by Bert Moody. (HS/pb)
150 Years of Southampton Docks, by Bert Moody. (HS/pb)
Story of Southampton Docks, by Mike Roussel. (HS/pb)
Southampton: Maritime City, by Mike Roussel. (HS/pb)
Maritime Southampton, by Alastair Arnott. (HS/pb)


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