Lieutenant Commander Lawrie Phillips was the head of Royal Navy PR for many years and on retiring from the service has dedicated himself to researching and chronicling the history of the Royal Navy and of Pembroke Dockyard. He is the author of The Royal Navy Day by Day.
Pembroke Dockyard and the Old Navy: A Bicentennial Historyby Phillips, Lawrie Lieutenant Commander
The Admiralty’s specialist shipbuilding yard at Pembroke Dock produced over 200 warships for the Royal Navy, including 5 royal yachts, between 1814 and 1926. This long century, from the Napoleonic War until post-World War I, covered all the major changes in warship design and construction, from wood to iron and then steel, and from sail to steam. Despite being established on the south shore of Milford Haven, where no warships had ever been built, within twenty years Pembroke men were building major British warships. In this profusely illustrated edition, Lawrie Phillips, born and bred just outside the Dockyard walls, tells the story of this Admiralty town, its ships and the men who built them.
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