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Prison Hulks: Warder watching prisoners entering their ward on board convict hulk 'Warrior' at Woolwich. This hulk held 600 and was an intermediate confinement between an ordinary gaol or transportation. Prisoners were used as labourers in the navy dockyards. The Hulks (Tenders) were usually naval vessels that were no longer seaworthy. From 'The Illustrated London News', 1848. Wood engraving.

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Prison Hulks: Warder watching prisoners entering their ward on board convict hulk 'Warrior' at Woolwich. This hulk held 600 and was an intermediate confinement between an ordinary gaol or transportation.  Prisoners were used as labourers in the navy dockyards. The Hulks (Tenders) were usually naval vessels that were no longer seaworthy.  From 'The Illustrated London News', 1848. Wood engraving.