Building the Steam Navy: Dockyards, Technology and the Creation of the Victorian Battle Fleet, 1830-1906

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Naval Institute Press, 2004 - History - 208 pages
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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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Contents

Foreword
7
The Birth of the Steam Navy
15
Retrenchment in the Name of Reform
26
Woolwich and the First Steam Factory
32
Iron Construction
42
Gaining the Technological Edge
61
Equipping and Running the Steam Factories
76
Greene Scamp and the Integrated Factory
88
Integrating the Factories
113
Mechanisation Supreme
131
The First Iron Warships
149
HMS Achilles
155
Coaling the Navy
170
The Great Extensions
182
Bibliography
206
Copyright

HMS Volcano and the Development of Mobile Logistics
106

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David Evans taught Mediaeval English Literature at the University of Exeter, with a special interest in the art and architecture of the period.

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