SU4209 : Southampton Docks, Quayside at Berth 40

taken 8 years ago, near to Woolston, Southampton, England

Southampton Docks, Quayside at Berth 40
Southampton Docks, Quayside at Berth 40
Vehicles waiting for export on the quayside next to Berth 40 at Southampton Docks. In the Background, the P&O cruise liner MV Britannia is berthed at the Ocean Terminal.
Southampton Water :: SU4407

Southampton Water is a tidal estuary north of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Geographically, it is classified as a ria, or drowned valley, of the English Channel. It was formed by the rivers Test, Itchen and Hamble which flow into it, and became an inlet of the sea at the end of the last ice age when sea levels rose, flooding many valleys in the south of England.

The city of Southampton lies at the most northerly point of Southampton Water. Its emergence as a major port, and particularly as a port handling very large vessels, depended partly on certain geographical features of Southampton Water. Its depth, even in its undeveloped state, was generous; this depth of water has been increased over the years with comparative ease since the soft silt of the river-bed allows for easy dredging. An additional factor is the phenomenon of the "double tide", which results in unusually prolonged periods of high water. This greatly facilitates the movements of very large ships.

Together with the Solent, Southampton Water is world-renowned for yachting.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Saturday, 23 July, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 424 099 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.2491N 1:23.8814W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 424 097
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