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Benvenue in Dundee Docks

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"Benvenue" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0777

The "Benvenue" was a three-masted, full-rigged iron-built ship, by Birrell, Stenhouse and Co., of Dumbarton, completed in 1884 and owned by Watson Bros., of Glasgow. She had a gross tonnage of 2033 and was 289.2 feet long.

Alexander Wilson took this photograph from the south side of Dundee's Victoria Dock around the time of the ship's arrival from Chittagong (in modern day Bangladesh), where she had picked up a cargo of 2032 tons of jute for processing in the Dundee mills.

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Benvenue

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"Benvenue" and "Queen of England" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0778

The "Benvenue" was a three-masted, full-rigged, iron-built ship belonging to the Glasgow company, Watson Bros., with a gross tonnage of 2033 and 289.2 feet in length. She brought jute from the Indian sub-continent for processing in Dundee's many mills.

The "Queen of England" was a similar three-masted, full-rigged, iron-built ship, owned by D. Kennedy and Co., of Liverpool (where she was built in 1885 by T, Royden). She had a gross tonnage of 2071 and was 276 feet in length.

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Royal Arch, Dundee

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Royal Arch, Dundee - Ref: WC0555

This photograph shows The Royal Arch, a monument erected in 1848 to celebrate a visit by the Queen four years previously, the first by a monarch since the 17th century. Designed by Rochhead of Glasgow, it cost £2270.

Described as a 'splendid triumphal arch, 80 feet across' and 'in the Norman style', the structure was demolished in early 1964 to make way for the approach roads to the Tay Road Bridge. It finally fell on 16th March - when it was dynamited.

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