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Old 11-07-2013, 16:40
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Last of my pics, July 2011 well worth a visit.
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Old 29-08-2013, 18:58
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Thanks for the great photos Crash, brought back memories although only there for about six weeks alongside in 66. Couldn't remember if the gates photo was of the Dockyard or Pembroke barracks?

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Old 29-08-2013, 19:06
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Dave this pic of the gates to the Dockyard
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:20
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Dave this pic of the gates to the Dockyard
This is the main gate of Chatham Dockyard. There was also Pembroke gate and Gillingham gate.
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Old 09-03-2014, 16:34
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This is the main gate of Chatham Dockyard. There was also Pembroke gate and Gillingham gate.
Not forgetting the Barrack gate (between the dockyard and barracks)

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Old 31-03-2014, 17:04
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Of possible interest:

(From BBC News)

Chatham Dockyard: Lasting impact three decades on

"The closure of Chatham Dockyard on 31 March 1984 brought to an end more than 400 years of shipbuilding and naval tradition, but three decades on what is the legacy that was left behind?"

Complete article here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-26615288
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Old 02-04-2014, 17:13
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Of possible interest:

(From BBC News)

Chatham Dockyard: Lasting impact three decades on

"The closure of Chatham Dockyard on 31 March 1984 brought to an end more than 400 years of shipbuilding and naval tradition, but three decades on what is the legacy that was left behind?"

Complete article here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-26615288
Thanks, Tim. Very interesting.
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Old 02-04-2014, 20:08
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I only went to Chatham dockyard once and that was in 1955 aboard the frigate WHITESAND BAY and that was to transfer the ships crew to the LOCH KILLISPORT because of condenser problems which was the cause of her being sent to the breakers later on but what surprised me was a small ship lying in one of the basins with the name of TRUELOVE-----fancy having that displayed on your hat ashore.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:02
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Algerine Class Minesweeper I believe Dave - one of many "daft" names the powers that be named ships.

First visit to Chatham was as a Sea Cadet in 1956, last visit was to Navy Days in 1972 (ish) - managed to go back onboard KEPPEL 10 years after I left her before she got taken for scrap - she was "Open to Visitors" to make the number up!
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:16
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My oppo was a Kent fireman and part of his beat was Chatham Dockyard.
He was showing me some photos of a fire in the dockyard that burned down the shed where the Victory was built and damaged the admirals house this was in 1966. Here are three of them. There are ten of them, all very dramatic. If it's not too many to put on the thread I will post the rest.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:28
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A few moments after photo 1 was taken the burning building fell into the river.
The burning timbers floated down the river setting fire to moored yachts.
It must have been a bit like Drake and the Armada.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:30
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Yup CYLLA; Still there. SS Richard Montgomery.

Have a gander at the following , bet you wouldn't feel to comfortable living in Sheerness. One of them is the survey report from 2003!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Richard_Montgomery

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/montgom...003_survey.pdf
An interesting read of the survey
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:47
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Members may be interested in a map of Chatham Dockyard that I have come across provided by Google Earth. If members access Google Earth go to VIEW then Historical Imagery you will find a timeline and one can see an aerial photograph of the dockyard as it was on the 1st January 1940. You have to zoom in on the area that you want first before taking the above action. Personally I also selected a place nearby where I was born and can now see the house I was born in. The street was demolished sometime after the war. I was 5 at the time the aerial photo was taken.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:21
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Thanks to peterber1058 for posting the overhead view of Chatham Dockyard. However, I believe that it was taken postwar. Provisional identification of visible ships include HMS LONDON with SWIFTSURE or SUPERB outboard (NW corner of 1 Basin), SCYLLA (No 5 Dock), ARGUS (NW corner of 2 Basin), Colony class cruiser (SE corner of 2 basin), a monitor (EREBUS?) (SW corner of 3 Basin), an US-built escort carrier (NW corner of 3 Basin) and a County-class cruiser (Kent group, probably SUFFOLK or CUMBERLAND) (NE corner of 3 Basin). One of the destroyers in the SW corner of 2 Basin is a Battle class ship. These ships together imply that the photo was taken in the early postwar period.
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:54
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Thanks to peterber1058 for posting the overhead view of Chatham Dockyard. However, I believe that it was taken postwar. Provisional identification of visible ships include HMS LONDON with SWIFTSURE or SUPERB outboard (NW corner of 1 Basin), SCYLLA (No 5 Dock), ARGUS (NW corner of 2 Basin), Colony class cruiser (SE corner of 2 basin), a monitor (EREBUS?) (SW corner of 3 Basin), an US-built escort carrier (NW corner of 3 Basin) and a County-class cruiser (Kent group, probably SUFFOLK or CUMBERLAND) (NE corner of 3 Basin). One of the destroyers in the SW corner of 2 Basin is a Battle class ship. These ships together imply that the photo was taken in the early postwar period.
Thank you for your interest and your points raise questions. The photo was supplied by Kent County Council 2014 and the photo is dated 1/1/1940. If you look at Google timeline there is another aerial photo of the dockyard dated 1/1/1960 with other ships and the house I was born in is not shown which I mentioned earlier. Three ships you mentioned i.e. Swiftsure, Superb and Suffolk my father served on and I visited when the Navy days were on. Maybe someone will be able to verify the dates. Regards Peter
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:28
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Members may be interested in a map of Chatham Dockyard that I have come across provided by Google Earth. If members access Google Earth go to VIEW then Historical Imagery you will find a timeline and one can see an aerial photograph of the dockyard as it was on the 1st January 1940. You have to zoom in on the area that you want first before taking the above action. Personally I also selected a place nearby where I was born and can now see the house I was born in. The street was demolished sometime after the war. I was 5 at the time the aerial photo was taken.
Its a fantastic view and a timely reminder of what has been lost. To think that there were 3 more equally formidable dockyards within the UK illustrates the huge scale of the force which was the RN.
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Old 28-11-2014, 00:58
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Tour the Ocelot with Google Street View

I don't recall having read about this development on the thread, but first noticed the reference to this interesting feature in an article in The Register under the headline:- Google Street View goes INSIDE a Royal Navy submarine Chocolate Factory maps silent killer of the Cold War By Jasper Hamill, 4 Nov 2013
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11...r_subm arine/


Included here is a link to the 'street view' inside the Ocelot. The link opens in the Control Room, leaving you the choice whether to move fwd or aft:-
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/...!6m1!1e1?hl=en

Enjoy! .... and for those able to make the journey I hope it gives an appetite for a visit the museum.



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COMMAND OF THE OCEANS

Please see - https://www.architecture.com/awards-...-of-the-oceans - which includes a video and photos.

The winner of the RIBA prize will be announced tomorrow evening.
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Next few from July 2011
Crash re your first photo in post 59 and that shown on the video Commander of the Seas. I have not got my bearings yet but the chimney shown in both seems to be the same one?
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