Building the Steam Navy: Dockyards, Technology and the Creation of the Victorian Battle Fleet, 1830-1906
By the end of the Napoleonic wars, the shore-based facilities of the Royal Navy employed nearly 16,000 people in the UK. This volume is an account of the development of the dockyard as the continuing introduction of new technology forged a revolution in ship design and construction.
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The Birth of the Steam Navy
Retrenchment in the Name of Reform
Woolwich and the First Steam Factory
Gaining the Technological Edge
Equipping and Running the Steam Factories
Greene Scamp and the Integrated Factory
HMS Volcano and the Development of Mobile Logistics
Admiral Superintendent Admiralty armour plate arrangements battleships Boat Store Boiler House boilermakers boilers Boulton & Watt Brandreth built Captain cast iron chain cables Chatham Chatham Dockyard Chief Engineer chimney completed construction cost depot Devonport docks Dockyard drawings drilling machines Engine House English Heritage equipment erecting establishment estimated Ewart extension Figure firm fitted Fleet forge furnaces Goodrich Greene hydraulic ironwork James James Nasmyth Keyham labour lathes Lloyd London manufacture Master Shipwright Metal Mills Millwrights Nasmyth Naval North Smithery officers Pembroke Pembroke Dock planing machine Portland proposed pumping punching and shearing Quadrangle railway repair Royal Engineers Royal Navy Sawmills Scamp screw sent shafting Sheerness shipbuilding Shipwright shops slip roofs Smith Smithery steam engine Steam Factory steam hammer steam machinery Steam Navy steamers Superintendent supplied tender tilt hammer TNA ADM tons travelling cranes Trickett tunnel vessels Walker Woolwich workshops wrought iron Yard