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3. SHIPYARD, FAVERSHAM, ENGLAND
Tug Swallow - Thames Lighterage Tug. James Pollock and Sons, Faversham Shipyard. Tug Swallow is registered on the National Historic Ships UK register...
By the late 1960's the introduction of a new deep water container port downriver at Tilbury took some of the work, but the ports of Felixstowe and Harwich had captured most. This eventually led to the closure of most of London's upriver docks along with the closure of Pollock's of Faversham shipyard, which had depended so heavily on orders from the River Thames Lighterage Industry. These turn of events eventually led to Swallow being abandoned in the 1970's in a creek at Sunbury off the River Thames.