Albion Dockyard at Sulkea, near Calcutta (circa 1861) by A. Hore

Albion Dockyard at Sulkea, near Calcutta (circa 1861)

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Albion Dockyard at Sulkea, near Calcutta (circa 1861)

Scale: 1:300. A topographical model of the Albion Dockyard at Sulkea, near Calcutta (circa 1861). It depicts four vessels under construction, a dry dock which is empty, dockyard buildings, vegetation and a section of foreshore. The River Hooghly has been depicted using a mirror, and on this there are several vessels including a two-masted vessel with an awning and a hay barge. A paper label has been applied to one corner of the model and reads 'ELR New Steamer and Flat Dept. Albion Dock yard Sulkea nr Calcutta. Scale 4 inches = 100 feet. Modelled by Alfred Hore. 1861.'

The forge is shown beside the empty dry dock with a tall chimney and a supply of coal. Within and around the dry dock area lengths of timber have been irregularly stored, and there are supplies of copper and iron. To the left of the forge a large paddle steamer with a red ensign at the stern, a union flag at the bow, dressed overall and is about to be launched. Beside the paddle steamer a large vessel bearing United States, British, and French flags is under construction. To the right of the dry dock a second large paddle steamer is under construction, as is another vessel to the right of it. There are several small wooden buildings and stores fronting the ships under construction and the whole site has a wooden vernacular fence around the perimeter. Small trees and shrubs are shown around the site, painted in various shades of green.
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  • Image reference: F2914-1

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