Friday, 29 August 2014

Chatham Dockyard 2

Second day of my recent visit to the historic dockyard at Chatham.

The White Ensign

Model of HMS Victory
The covered dry dock made of wood is one of the nation’s best preserved buildings. Built in 19th century, it was needed to protect the wooden ships of the day from deterioration whilst they were under construction. Once ships were made from iron this shed could not be used for building ships due to the fire risk and was then used for a number of other purposes. 


HMS Gannet 1878

HMS Gannet 1878

HMS Gannet 1878

HMS Cavalier

HMS Cavalier





Figurehead HMS Rodney 1884
© Lionel Callow 2014