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America in Dundee Docks

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"America" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0765

This 573-ton whaling ship was built in the Stephen shipyard at Dundee for the Sealing and Whale Fishing Company in 1865. Originally launched as the Esquimaux, she was sold to a company in Newfoundland and re-named "America".

In the 1870s, she was commanded by Captain Charles Yule, who became harbour-master at Dundee in 1883. He died on 26th September 1935, Dundee's only centenarian of the day.

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Poseidon and Beryl in Dundee Docks

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"Poseidon" and "Beryl" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0782

The "Poseidon" was built by R. Duncan and Co., of Port Glasgow, in 1881 for C. S. Caird of Greenock. She had a gross tonnage of 1778 and was 264.5 ft long. According to Llyods Register, she was under survey at the time this photograph was taken.

The "Beryl" was a single-srew steamer, built in Dundee by W. B. Thompson for the Dundee Gem Line Steam Ship Company, and she sailed the Baltic trading run, delivering flax and hemp to Dundee's factories from St Petersburg and Riga among others.

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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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