London Crossrail construction unearthes shipyard
Published on March 27th, 2012 | by Admin0
The HMS Warrior, the world’s first all-iron warship was completed at the site in October 1861 and was the largest, fastest, most heavily-armed and most heavily-armoured warship in the world.
The company also set up a football club for their employees using the emblem of crossed hammers, which is now West Ham United.
Jay Carver, Crossrail’s principal archaeologist, said: “The excavations so far have uncovered evidence for the site railway, forges and a furnace and machine bases with bolts that would have secured the heavy ironworks plant to the floor.
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