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

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"The first major work in a generation to examine the shore-based infrastructure of the Royal Navy's dockyards during the nineteenth century. Fully illustrated with photographs, plans and drawings, this work is a historical and archaeological journey through the Royal Navy in the Victorian era. It provides an excellent background and useful guide to the many surviving dockyard buildings of this fascinating period." This book will appeal to all readers with an interest in the Royal Navy during the age of steam, and to a wider audience of enthusiasts, industrial archaeologists and those visiting the surviving structures of the Victorian Navy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851779591
  • Publisher: Conway Maritime Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The birth of the steam navy 15
2 Building foundations 20
3 Retrenchment in the name of reform 26
4 Woolwich and the first steam factory 32
5 Iron construction 42
6 Gaining the technological edge 61
7 Equipping and running the steam factories 76
8 Greene, Scamp and the integrated factory 88
9 HMS Volcano and the development of mobile logistics 106
10 Integrating the factories 113
11 Mechanisation supreme 131
12 The first iron warships 149
13 HMS Achilles 155
14 Coaling the navy 170
15 The great extensions 182
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