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The dockyard was altered and improved by Charles I.
The dock and victualling yards occupy together an area of some i oo acres spread over the shores on both sides of those arms of the great harbour known as "Dockyard" and "French" creeks, the dockyard being partly on the former, but principally on the latter creek.
The dockyard ceased to be used in 1869, and was filled up and converted into a foreign cattle market by the City Corporation.
The dockyard is lighted by electricity, so that work can be carried on by night as well as day.
On the river front, extending into the borough of Greenwich, are the royal victualling yard and the site of the old Deptford dockyard.Advertisement
He took part in the expedition to Kinburn, and then returned to Sevastopol to superintend a portion of the demolition of the Russian dockyard.
Visit the Dockyard Apprentice and discover the skills and crafts used to build the mighty dreadnought battleships.
The Beagle was a 10-gun brig, launched in 1820 from the Woolwich Royal Dockyard on the Thames.
The last ship to be built at the Royal Dockyard was a 1,322 ton corvette, the steamship ' Druid ' .
In the 18th century Fort Amherst was built to protect the dockyard from attack by land.Advertisement
Further information can be obtained and a viewing arranged by calling The Historic dockyard on 01634 823800.
Proposed to establish a dockyard at Plymouth, but little was done until after the Revolution of 1688.
In the Thames estuary is the naval dockyard where the Victory was built.
The Victory is moored at Portsmouth historic dockyard in the south of England.
King James IV had his royal dockyard here in the early 16th century.Advertisement
Chatham Dock occupies one of three basins of the former naval dockyard.
In 1791 a fire almost destroys the complete dockyard.
I am keen to find information about the dockyard at Stoke Damerel circa 1820 mainly about the residences of dockyard staff.
The site of the former royal dockyard, now Convoy's Wharf, is currently under redevelopment.
Footsteps into History are evening walks through The Historic dockyard, the world's most complete dockyard from the Georgian and Victorian periods.Advertisement
The Museum of the Royal Dockyard traces the 400-year history of the site.
From the perimeter fence I could see the sinister black hulks of three submarines, floating in the dockyard.
The Dockyard became obsolete with the coming of the iron ships as there was no nearby ironworks.
Clarence House, built by English masons for the Duke, stands on a small hill which commands a fine view of the dockyard.
The young Rosyth Dockyard with its chimneys belching forth smoke was a hive of industry.Advertisement
By the act of 1536 Pembroke was declared the leading borough in the Pembroke parliamentary district, yet the town continued to dwindle until the settlement of the government dockyard and works on Milford Haven.
Today, the clipper ships of Nelson 's Dockyard and Falmouth Bay have been replaced by sleek, million-dollar yachts.
The Dockyard was built up around the nucleus of a storehouse for naval supplies built in 1513.
In 1880 the graving dock accommodation consisted of one double dock at the extremity of Dockyard creek, known as Nos.
Blue Town, the older part of the town, with the dockyard, is defended by strong modern-built fortifications, especially the forts of Garrison Point and Barton's Point, commanding the entrance of both the Thames and the Medway.
The dockyard, chiefly used for naval repairs, covers about 60 acres, and consists of three basins and large docks, the depth of water in the basins ranging down to 26 ft.
Outside the dockyard are the residences of the admiral of the home fleet and other officers, and barracks.
There is also a dockyard and torpedo arsenal at La Plata, an artillery depot at Zarate, above Buenos Aires, and naval depots on the island of Martin Garcia and at Tigre, on the Lujan river.
The former Royal Dockyard was made over to the War Office in 1872 and converted into stores, wharves for the loading of troopships, &c. The Royal Artillery Barracks, facing Woolwich Common, originally erected in 1775, has been greatly extended at different times, and consists of six ranges of Brick building, including a church in the Italian Gothic style erected in 1863, a theatre, and a library in connexion with the officers' mess-room.
Woolwich seems to have been a small fishing village until in the beginning of the 16th century it rose into prominence as a dockyard and naval station.
Woolwich remained the chief dockyard of the English navy until the introduction of iron ship building, but the dockyard was closed in 1869.
The lines include the Chatham, the Royal Marine, the Brompton, the Hut, St Mary's and naval barracks; the garrison hospital, Melville hospital for sailors and marines, the arsenal, gymnasium, various military schools, convict prison, and finally the extensive dockyard system for which the town is famous.
This dockyard covers an area of 516 acres, and has a river frontage of over 3 m.
In the opening years of the 19th century a royal dockyard was established here, but in 1814 dockyard and arsenal were removed to Paterchurch near Pembroke.
During the 19th century numerous forts have been constructed for the protection of the Haven and of the royal dockyard at Pembroke Dock.
In 1868 the Japanese government converted the shipyard into a naval dockyard, and subsequently carried out many improvements.
The dockyard was first constructed by French engineers; but after 1875 the work passed entirely into the hands of Japanese engineers.
The dockyard, enclosed by high walls and covering 80 acres, is protected by a powerful fort - the construction and repairing of ironclads are extensively carried on here.
He became commissioner of the dockyard at Portsmouth and governor of the Naval Academy.
A further extension of the naval dockyard was begun in 1902, and a new commercial pier was opened in 1900.
In the first half of the 18th century, when Bushire was an unimportant fishing village, it was selected by Nadir Shah as the southern port of Persia and dockyard of the navy which he aspired to create in the Persian Gulf, and the British commercial factory of the East India Company, established at Gombrun, the modern Bander Abbasi, was transferred to it in 1759.
The English fleet then burnt the Dutch East India Company's dockyard at Terschelting, inflicting great loss.
It entered the Thames, forced the entrance of the Medway, and burnt both the dockyard at Chatham and a number of the finest ships in the navy which were lying in the river.
In Ireland Island is situated the royal dockyard and naval establishment.
He sublet it to Peter the Great, who was then visiting the dockyard at Deptford.
There are a large royal dockyard and a small-arms factory; there are also iron works, cotton, flour and macaroni mills.
The principal shipbuilding yards are at Amsterdam, Kinderdijk, Rotterdam and at Flushing, where there is a government dockyard for building warships.
The three entrances to the old and new harbours are sheltered by long and massive moles; and the whole complex of docks, building slips, machine shops, &c., forms the government dockyard, which is enclosed by a lofty wall with fourteen iron gates.
The industries of the place are almost exclusively connected with the requirements of the dockyard, and embrace machine shops, iron foundries and boiler works.
Before the outbreak of the War of Greek Independence in 1821 he had already expended much time and energy in organizing a fleet and in training, under the supervision of French instructors, native officers and artificers; though it was not till 1829 that the opening of a dockyard and arsenal at Alexandria enabled him to build and equip his own vessels.
It possesses a good harbour; docks and extensive coalingwharves, which have been acquired by government from the Tanjong Pagar Dock Company, and are undergoing considerable extensions; an admiralty dockyard; and many facilities for shipping.
Dartmoor was opened in 1850; two years later a convict prison was established at Portsmouth in connexion with the dockyard, and another of the same class at Chatham in 1856.
Among educational institutions there are a large grammar school (1879), on a foundation of 173 Roman Catholic schools adjoining the cathedral, schools for engineering students and dockyard apprentices, and seamen and marines' orphan school.
The dockyard seems to have been regularly established about 1540, but long before that date the town was of importance as a naval station and was used for the accommodation of the king's ships.
In 1848 a steam basin, covering 7 acres, and four new docks were opened, the dockyard ground being extended to 115 acres in all.
Altogether the dockyard comprises 15 dry docks, 60 acres of enclosed basins, 18,400 ft.
There is a gunnery establishment in the harbour on Whale Island, the area of which has been increased to nearly 90 acres by the accretion of material excavated from the dockyard extension works, and various barracks including those of the royal marine artillery at Eastney, beyond Southsea.
There is no dockyard at Portland, but the watering and coaling arrangements for the supply of the fleet are of considerable importance.
The dockyard, originally built in 1736, has a sea-face of nearly 700 yds.
Spike, Rocky and' Haulbowline islands are used in the formation of a government dockyard, which with the adjoining victualling yard covers an area of 55 atres.
The arsenal and dockyard and the printing-press at Khartum were kept busy (the workmen being Egyptians who had escaped massacre).
The head of the gulf of Ismid is gradually silting up. The dockyard was closed in 1879, and the port of Ismid is now at Darinje, 3 m.