Port of London, St. Katharine Dock (1909)
This Dock adjoins the Tower of London and is within a few minutes walk of Fenchurch Street, Aldgate, and Mark Lane Stations. The northern railway companies have goods stations within a few yards of the Dock, and the Tower Bridge provides a short route to the goods
stations on the southern railways.
The area of the Dock is 23 acres-l0 acres being water space.
The entrance lock is 180 feet long by 45 feet wide, with a depth at high water spring tides of 28 feet on the outer sill and 24 feet on the inner one.
The Dock is accessible only to vessels of moderate size-such as those trading in the Coasting and Continental services.
The storage capac.ity of sheds and warehouses is equivalent to 86,000 tons, and in addition the wine and oil vaults have a capacity of 37,500 pipes.
There are 68 hydraulic cranes and other lifting machinery.