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The dock was constructed to the east of Victoria Dock, by the St Katharine and London dock companies. It was opened in 1880 by the Duke of Connaught. Designed to take vessels of up to 12,000 tons. It was larger than the Victoria, and had an entrance to the Thames far down river at Gallions Reach. In 1900 a Royal Commission was appointed to look into the low financial returns and the outdated technology of the docks. The Port of London Act was passed in 1908, and the PLA began an immediate programme of modernisation. Just south of the Royal Albert Dock, the PLA decided to build an enclosed dock. The King George V Dock was opened in 1921. In the 1980s, The dock closed to commercial traffic along with the other Royal Docks. A massive regeneration began later, building over the royal docks. In 1987 the City Airport Opened. In 1999 the University of East London launched their Docklands Campus. More at wikipedia | Read lcacc.org | Also read royaldockstrust.org.uk >
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