Southampton DocksMarch 16, 2023March 16, 2023 View across the River Itchen in the 1970s with Vosper Thorneycroft’s yard on the Woolston shore. To the left one of Thoreson “Viking” ferries setting off on a crossing of the English Channel. View of Vosper Thorneycroft yard taken from the lofty Itchen Bridge. 1977 view across Woolston from new Itchen Bridge at end of the floating bridge days with shipyard of Vosper Thorneycroft downstream. Steam floating bridge number 10. Steam floating bridge in Number 5 dry dock. Seaman’s strike 1966. Alexandra K, Canberra, Arcadia. Beyond is Good Hope Castle and in the distance Queen Mary, Southampton. 1966 Seaman’s strike. Members of the laid-up Union Castle fleet at Berth 101. Laid up liners during seamen’s strike in 1966. 1966 Seamen’s strike. View upstream from Hythe Ferry. A “Hotspur” ferry may be seen ahead undertaking a public dock cruise to view strikebound, laid-up shipping. Newly opened King George V graving dock at Southampton in the late 1930s with two liners from fleets of P & O and Royal Mail Line. Newly opened King George V graving dock at Southampton in the late 1930s with two liners from fleets of P & O and Royal Mail Line taken from the other end of the dock. King George V graving dock (by this time disused) Pumping Station. The now abandoned King George V dry dock (Number 7). Similar view to No. 13 in 2019. Eastern Docks railways with USA shunting engine and funnel of P & O liner “Chusan”. Southampton “old” (now Eastern Docks) before the Inner Dock and adjacent dry docks were infilled. Pre World War II image of the Eastern (then old) docks showing, both the Empress and Ocean Docks. View of Inner (non-tidal) Dock being infilled c. 1963-64 and the Outer Dock that was being developed into a Ro-Ro ferry dock and renamed Queen Alexandra Dock. Ocean Dock with school ship / troopship “Uganda” with unidentified Port Line vessel in western berth. Early layout of the Southampton Docks taken from the eastern end of the River Itchen. 101 Berth in wartime – crane lifting military motor craft from a delivery low loader. Post war dockside scene with Queen Elizabeth, motor cars and delivery vehicles of the period. Harland and Wolff workshops and Number 6 dry dock. Launching a RN craft from the yard of Vosper Thorneycroft on the River Itchen. Across the River Itchen towards Woolston – note he two floating bridges. Discharging fruit at Southampton. Southampton Docks in the grip of winter 1962-63. Looking across the old non-tidal Inner Dock (long since infilled). Through the gloom may be seen the troopship “Oxfordshire” and nearer the RNR Headquarters ship “HMS Wessex”.