A sixth-rate on the stocks, John Cleveley, the Elder, 1758, oil on canvas, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

A sixth-rate on the stocks, John Cleveley, the Elder, 1758, oil on canvas, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London Until the end of the 19th century, London was a major shipbuilding center. Here a small ship is under construction in one of the many private yards at Rothernithe.

Until the end of the 19th century, London was a major shipbuilding center. Here a small ship is under construction in one of the many private yards at Rothernithe.