Deptford

Deptford .—This was once of some importance as a shipbuilding place, a dockyard having been established here ever since the time of Henry VIII.; but the government establishments have recently been given up to the victualling and store departments.  Deptford may now be considered part of the metropolis—and a very dirty part it is, containing few objects that would interest a stranger.  Peter the Great of Russia studied as a shipwright at Deptford dockyard in 1698, to fit himself for creating a Russian navy.