Diamond Harbour

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See Imperial Gazetteer Volume 11 Page 340 and other pages

Diamond Harbour is about 50 miles(80km) downstream of Calcutta on the Hooghly River. It was a favourite anchorage of the East India Company’s ships in olden times. It suffered terribly in the cyclone of 1864, which swept away large numbers of its inhabitants [1]

Further Information

See Calcutta Port and Docks - Railways for details of early proposals to make Wet Docks at Diamond Harbour