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Support for the Fleet
Architecture and engineering of the Royal Navy's bases 1700-1914

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Only book that takes a world-wide overview of the architectural and engineering history of Royal Navy bases

Jonathan Coad
Published by
English Heritage
Publication Date
June 2013
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464 pages, 482 illustrations
219 x 276 mm
Architectural History

This major new book traces for the first time the architectural and engineering works in the Royal Navy’s shore bases at home and overseas and the political imperatives and technologies that helped shape them up to the First World War.

Based on detailed archival research, it concentrates on the remarkable legacy of surviving structures. The varied requirements of the sailing navy and its steam-driven successor are reflected in successive dockyard remodellings and expansions. The book reveals the close links that developed with a rapidly industrialising Britain at the end of the eighteenth century, showing contributions of figures such as Samuel Bentham, Thomas Telford, Henry Maudslay, the Rennies, the Jessops and James Watt.

The influence of the Royal Engineers is traced from early beginnings in the 1700s to their major role in the dockyard expansions from the late 1830s into the twentieth century. The architectural development of victualling and ordnance yards, naval hospitals, schools and coaling stations are all described, together with their key contributions to Great Britain!!,’>!!s long naval supremacy. Copiously illustrated with maps, plans and photographs, this important and lively work will appeal to naval historians, industrial archaeologists and students of British history. 
  1. The Royal Dockyards in Great Britain, 1700-1835
  2. The Royal Dockyards in Great Britain, 1835-1914
  3. Planning and Building the Royal Dockyards to 1795
  4. Planning and Building the Royal Dockyards, 1795-1914
  5. Engineering Works of the Sailing Navy, 1700-1835
  6. Buildings of the Sailing Navy
  7. Dockyard Housing, Offices and Chapels
  8. Buildings and Engineering Works of the Steam Navy, 1835-1914
  9. Growth of Empire: The Overseas Bases of the Sailing Navy, 1700-1835
  10. Heyday of Empire: The Overseas Bases, 1835-1914
  11. The Mediterranean Bases: Buildings and Engineering Works, 1700-1914
  12. The West Indies and North American Bases: Buildings and Engineering Works, 1700-1914
  13. South Atlantic and Australian Bases: Buildings and Engineering Works, 1700-1914
  14. Feeding the Fleet: The Royal Victualling Yards
  15. Naval Ordnance Yards
  16. Care of the Sick and Wounded: Naval Hospitals
  17. Barracks and Training Establishments

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