Located on the central east coast of England, the Port of Immingham is on the south bank of the Humber Estuary in North East Lincolnshire. It is about 220 kilometers north-northwest of Felixstowe Port and about 240 kilometers north of London. When measured by tonnage, the Port of Immingham is one of the United Kingdom's busiest ports. The town has a memorial dedicated to the departure of the Pilgrim Fathers to Holland in 1608. The group finally sailed aboard the Mayflower to Plymouth. Some 12.2 souls call the Port of Immingham home.
Until the early 1900s, the Port of Immingham was an agricultural village. When the railroad arrived, speculators built a deep-sea dock there, and the area began to grow with a working population.
World War I brought decline in growth that continued into the 1950s; however, during that war, the Port of Immingham was a submarine base. During World War II, Lord Mountbatten made the Port of Immingham his shore base, and he docked HMS Kelly there.
King George V opened the Port of Immingham Dock in 1906. The Port of Immingham covered one thousand acres, including 45 acres of water. The Grimsby and Immingham Electric Railway connected the dock, the down, and the mainland.
In the 1950s, chemical and petroleum industries grew along the banks of the Humber, bringing 20 years of economic and population growth, and stimulated construction.