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Chatham in Kent County, England, United Kingdom
 

No. 2 Dry Dock, 1856

 
 
No. 2 Dry Dock, 1856 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
1. No. 2 Dry Dock, 1856 Marker
Inscription.
No.2 Dry Dock, 1856
Scheduled Ancient Monument

This was the site of the Old Single Dock where HMS Victory was built and launched in 1765.

As ship building changed from wood to iron and the size of vessels increased, there was a need to extend the dock. The dock was rebuilt in stages from the 1820s. The final works to lengthen the dock and rebuild it in stone occurred between 1855 and 1856. In 1860 this dock was used to construct HMS Achilles , the first iron battleship to be built at a Royal Dockyard, a sister ship to Warrior, which still survives today at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
 
Location. 51° 23.681′ N, 0° 31.637′ E. Marker is in Chatham, England, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Western Avenue and Main Gate Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Historic Dockyard Chatham. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham, England ME4 4TZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Clocktower Building (a few steps from this marker); The Victory Dock (a few steps from this marker); The Old Single Dock (a few steps from this marker); H.M.S. Victory
No. 2 Dry Dock, 1856 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
2. No. 2 Dry Dock, 1856 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); No. 1 Machine Shop 1861; Armour Plate Shop 1865 (a few steps from this marker); HMS Cavalier, 1944 (within shouting distance of this marker); First World War 100th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); The Destroyer Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Chatham Dockyard Historical Society. (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Chatham Dockyard on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
HMS Cavalier in No. 2 Dry Dock image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
3. HMS Cavalier in No. 2 Dry Dock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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