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Royal Navy Dockyard in Sandys Parish, Dockyards, Bermuda
 

Victualling Yard

Completed 1853

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2017
1. Victualling Yard Marker
Inscription.
A Victualling Yard is an essential part of any naval facility. It is the area concerned with the storage, preparation and packaging of food and drink for the Fleet. The Victualling Yard in Bermuda is surrounded by a wall with only two gated accesses, making it a secure area within the Dockyard.

At the time the Victualling Yard was constructed, the only means of preserving supplies was to salt them and seal them in barrels. Each dockyard had its own cooper or barrel-maker who was responsible for the manufacture and maintenance of a large number of barrels. The Cooperage or barrel-maker’s workshop was on the Northern side of the Victualling Yard and had two large fireplaces for working the iron hoops which bound the casks. Nearby were the Cask Store and the Hoop Iron Store.

 
Location. 32° 19.672′ N, 64° 50.022′ W. Marker is in Royal Navy Dockyard, Dockyards, in Sandys Parish. Marker can be reached from Maritime Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Broad Arrow (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); North Rock Beacon (about 240 meters away); The Great Western Storehouse (approx. 0.3 kilometers
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By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2017
2. Victualling Yard Marker
away); John Till (approx. 15.8 kilometers away in St George’s); First Government House (approx. 15.9 kilometers away in St George’s); Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale (approx. 15.9 kilometers away in St George’s); Thomas Moore (approx. 16 kilometers away in St George’s); Settlement of Bermuda (approx. 16 kilometers away in St George’s). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Navy Dockyard.
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2017
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 127 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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