Dry Dock No. 5 was built by the London and South Western Railway Company in 1895, and was the largest dry dock in the world at that time. It was opened by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and named in his honour. It was last used in the late 1970s and has since been filled-in.

Prince of Wales Dry Dock

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Photograph, c.1900

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)


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