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Southampton has been a major shipping port for centuries, importing goods from across Europe. Dock-building was contemplated in 1836, leading to the opening of the first dock in 1842. Since that time, the port of Southampton has grown rapidy.

The maps in this section show Southampton as it was in 1944.

To explore the docks, click on part of the map or use the links below.

Map of Southampton Docks

Western Docks Royal Pier and Town Quay Eastern Docks Itchen Wharves

Western Docks

Royal Pier and Town Quay

Eastern Docks

Itchen Wharves


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