Victoria Dock

Victoria Dock in Dundee Harbour
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Victoria Dock in Dundee Harbour

A quay in Dundee City opening out onto the Firth of Tay to the east of the Tay Road Bridge. Construction of Victoria dock was begun in 1833 by the Dundee Harbour engineer, James Leslie (1801-89), to a design by Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834). However, it was not completed until c.1875. Occupying some 4.3 ha (10.7 acres), this was one of the largest enclosed docks in Scotland.

Today, Victoria Dock is used as a marina, part of the City Quay redevelopment. Permanently anchored in the dock are HM Frigate Unicorn, the oldest British-built ship afloat anywhere in the world, and the former North Carr lightship.

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