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Southampton - Gateway to the World

Discover the story of merchant shipping and port life in Southampton. Our archive contains over 10,000 photographs, maps, sound clips, documents, games and other objects. Use the Search box (top right of every page) to find items.

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Improving Safety Improving Safety at Sea

Going to sea has become safer because of disasters like Titanic. Discover how mariners are warned of danger and how the shipwrecked are saved.
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Eastern Docks Eastern Docks

Southampton`s first dock was opened in 1843. During the next seventy years, the town`s docks grew rapidly to cover a large area, now known as the Eastern Docks.
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On this Day
23 November 1940
First sustained air raid on Southampton.
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