Chatham Dockyard: The Rise and Fall of a Military Industrial by Philip MacDougall

By Philip MacDougall

based in 1570, Chatham Dockyard fast turned probably the most vital naval yards for the fix and construction of warships, preserving a pre-eminent place for the subsequent four hundred years. situated at the River Medway, in all, the backyard used to be chargeable for the development of over 500 warships, those starting from basic naval pinnaces via to first-rates that fought at Trafalgar, and concluding with the hunter-killer submarines of the nuclear age.

during this special new heritage of the backyard from skilled neighborhood and maritime writer Philip MacDougall, specific consciousness is given to the ultimate 200 years of the yard’s background, the artisans and labourers who labored there and the altering equipment utilized in the development of a few of the best warships to go into naval provider. Coinciding with the dockyard’s looking prestige as an international history web site, this interesting historical past areas Chatham firmly in its total old context.

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