Unidentified ship in Dundee Harbour

Unidentified ship in Dundee Harbour - Ref: WC0930

This three masted ship is berthed in the King William IV dock at Dundee Harbour, having most likely arrived recently with a cargo of jute from either Chittagong in what is now Bangladesh or Calcutta in India.

Immediately behind the middle mast is on the city's gas tanks, with factory chimneys to the left and west. To the right of the foremast is the ornate tower of Dens Works (or Baxter Brothers) jute mill, which was converted into flats in the 1990s.

This part of Dundee Harbour was filled in as part of the land reclamation in connection with the building of the Tay Road Bridge in the 1960s. The Royal Arch, built to celebrate Victoria's visit in 1844, was also demolished at that time.

Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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