Naval Dockyards Society

Exploring the civil branches of navies & their material culture


The Society holds a themed conference each year, open to non-members, which is usually held at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich.  You can find out more about the 2022 Conference and previous conferences below.

The papers, plus additional items, are published in its annual Transactions.

Members receive a copy as part of their subscription. Non-members can purchase copies from the Publications page.

An additional announcement regarding booking for the fortcoming Conference:

Economic and Social Impact of Dockyard & Shipyard Closures & Heritage Renewal:Lessons to be Learned

We still have 4 in-person places remaining and unlimited online places available until 21 April. First come, first served.
To book, follow the steps below. If you have any problems contact
17 April 2023

Conference Programme, also links to Registration and to ‘Abstracts and Biographies’

Economic and Social Impact of Dockyard & Shipyard Closures & Heritage Renewal: Lessons to be Learned

National Maritime Museum Greenwich Saturday 22 April 2023 11.00–4.30

Registration & refreshments 9.30–11.00 Conference 11–4.30 Lunch 12.40–1.40

This Conference is sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research

11.10–12.45 Morning Conference Chair Ann Coats
11.10–11.35 Celia Clark, Portsmouth Harbour: Exemplar of defence site regeneration?
11.35–12.00 Nick Ball, The Historic Dockyard Chatham: 40 years of regeneration.
12.00-12.25 Matt Beebee, Memory, temporality and living with industrial decline in Sheerness since 1960
12.25-12.40 Questions

12.40-1.40 Buffet Lunch

1.40–4.30 Afternoon Conference: Chair Ian Stafford
1.40–2.05 Jean-Baptiste Blain, German ‘U-Bunkers’ (U-Boat pens) built on French port cities, between reuse and oblivion.
2.05–2.30 Mark Barton: Why do we forget some Naval Dockyards – for built-in obsolescence, economic or geopolitical reasons?
2.30–2.55 Nives Lokoṧek and Luka Josip Erhardt, Innovatory rehabilitation of Hvar Arsenal and Historic Theatre to win the Europa Nostra Best European Conservation Achievement Award 2020.

2.55-3.10 Comfort break (no refreshments)

3.10-3.35 Stella Jackson, The Kasbah Remade: Culture and Heritage-led regeneration on the Port of Grimsby
3.35-4.10 Keynote Professor Hugh Murphy, The Economic and Social Effects of a Shipyard Closure: Scott Lithgow at Greenock and Port Glasgow, Scotland, 1970–1990
4.10–4.30 Questions

4.30 Valediction and close


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15 March 2023

Naval Dockyards Society


at Portsmouth

 Dockyards as nodes of naval architecture, maritime traditions and cultural heritage

 9–11 June 2022

Day 1 Building a warship
Clare Hunt: HMS Trincomalee: Design, Construction and Modification, 1812–1900
Prof. Emeritus David Bradley: HMS Unicorn: Sir Robert Seppings, the Industrial Revolution and Developments in Warship Design
Dr Ian Buxton MBE: Supplying Machinery for Dockyard-built Warships
Brian Lavery: Shipbuilding in Shoreham in the 1690s: Benjamin Furzer – a One-Man Naval Base
Commander Martin R. Marks OBE, BSc (Eng) Design, Deploy, Decline and Dwindling – the story of the VIC (WW2 Victualling Inshore Craft)
David Griffiths: Building a Coastal Motor Boat for the 21st Century
KEYNOTE Speaker Dr Antony Firth MCIfA: Placing Warships: Reconnecting vessels and dockyards

 Day 2 Dockyards as heritage
Dr Federico Camerin: The 2022 draft agreement for the regeneration of the Venice’s Arsenale. What if the Arsenale dies?
Dr Jonathan Greenland: Port Royal Jamaica Project: Progress and Tourism
Karoline-Sofie Hennum: Museum Collection Storage Conditions in Historical Dockyard Buildings – A Threat to The Long-Term Preservation of Maritime Collections?
Dr Katarzyna Jarosz: Abandoned ships. Exploring aging dockyards in the post-Soviet space.
Dr Celia Clark: Doing things differently: how do countries dispose of their surplus defence land? Do these differences offer losses or gains to ex-defence communities and sustainable reuse of historic structures?
KEYNOTE Speaker Sir Neil Cossons OBE FSA: Conservation Planning: Creative framework or straitjacket?

Day 3 Dockyards as global hubs and regional centres of maritime culture
Dr Philip MacDougall: A Russian Monopoly: Britain’s Naval Stores Import Trade
Dr Catherine Scheybeler: Draining Cartagena Dry Docks: Meeting the Challenge with Steam Technology
Dr Roger Morriss What motivated Samuel Bentham, Inspector General of Naval Works, 1796–1807?
Dr Mark Ericson: Samurai at Royal Dockyards
Dr Jakob Seerup: Dockyards as Reflections of Societies – A Franco-English diplomat’s perspective on the Copenhagen Royal Dockyards in 1702
Dr Ann Coats: Royal Dockyard communities and cultures – Portsmouth and overseas
KEYNOTE Speaker Professor Andrew Lambert FKC: Dockyards, Fleets and Global Power: 1815–56

Twenty speakers, including five international presenters, delivered a marvellous range of images and perspectives which will become available when they are published in spring 2023. Locations ranged from Venice and Port Royal Jamaica to Copenhagen and Cartagena, topics from steam machinery to rebuilding a coastal motor boat. Ship carpenters’ rase marks occurred in several papers and on the HMS Victory tour.
We thank Treasurer David Jenkins for his hard work in taking the bookings and David Baynes, Judith Webberley and Stephen Payne for preparing accommodation lists, delegate packs, notifying members, and welcoming delegates on the day (helped by Jill Bewsher-Humphries).
In-person and online delegates averaged 71 a day. These numbers have been exceeded only by Portsmouth Dockyard in the Age of Nelson (2005: 82); Naval Surgeons (2008: 105) and Building Victory (2009: 75) The total number of individuals attending was 91. We reduced prices to SNR, PRDHT, SNR(S), HBPT, Portsmouth Society, 1805 Club, Nelson Society and Hornet Sailing Club members, and full-time students. NDS gained 8 new members.

Delegate feedback:

The Conference convenors are to be congratulated on such an inspired and balanced programme and one that allowed afternoon tours in which we were spoilt for choice, given the Conference location.

… it was clear from the discussion during the above events and over lunch and the other breaks that the Conference was stimulating and being enjoyed overall, especially given the paucity of such events in recent years. All of us who attended owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who made this one possible. A big thank you!

The committee echoes this thanks to all the speakers and to NMRN Executive Director of Museum Operations, and Events personnel. The catering was superb value for money. We also thank our sponsor, the Society for Nautical Research.
For the free tours, we thank the Admiralty Library, Boathouse 4 Volunteers, Hornet Sailing Club, PRDHT, HMS Victory (NMRN), and Jonathan Coad. A total of 81 delegates attended tours (some 2 or 3) and 2 took up discounted NMRN tickets:

Admiralty Library Royal Navy Naval Historical Branch
Boathouse 4 Boatbuilding & Restoration Centre
Former Police Barracks, Haslar, Gosport
Archaeological HMS Victory
Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust Archive Collection. Storehouse No. 10
Georgian Heritage Area

Ann Coats

(Above photographs are by Ann Coats)

(These two photographs are by Ian Buxton)

30 November 2022

Naval Dockyards Society


Saturday 27 March 2021, online, 9.00-3.15 GMT

Dockyards and Baltic Campaigns (1721—2021): Comparisons and Transformations

Vasa building at Skeppsgarden, Stockholm 1627/28

The Great Northern War concluded 300 years ago, in 1721: the key dockyards included Stockholm, Karlskrona, Copenhagen, Chatham and Kronstadt. The Baltic was no stranger to naval warfare: over the last 400 years it was a theatre for regional wars, world wars and revolutions, witnessing the successive rise and fall of the Swedish and Russian empires. Britain’s concern was often to maintain the balance of power and ensure the continued supply of naval stores: especially Russian hemp, Swedish iron and ‘East Country’ timber. This exciting online conference examines the naval dockyards and bases and their communities, both Baltic and British, which were shaped by Baltic naval campaigns during this period.

For Programme details click here

To read the Abstracts of the papers and Biographies of the authors, click here.

To book your Ticket/s use this link:

Dr Paul Brown
8 February 2021 (modified 3 March 2021) (Abstracts and Biographies added 6 March 2021)

TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum Greenwich 30 March 2019

Dockyards and Naval Bases in North America, the Atlantic and the Caribbean

This one-day conference examined the role of naval bases in North America, the North Atlantic and the Caribbean. Were bases built to defend colonies, to control colonies, or to act as springboards for attacking the enemy?  How useful were bases in the 17th–20th centuries?  Some bases expanded in the world wars. How much was this for local defence and how much to defend convoys? Many landscapes of war have become business and leisure spaces.

An exciting and wide-ranging international programme featured three papers focusing on shore and air facilities in North American naval bases: Upper Canadian hemp supply, naval dockyards on the Great Lakes and the Rush-Bagot Treaty, and shore facilities for maritime and naval aviation in the North Atlantic. These were followed by three papers examining particular themes or sites: West Indies naval hospitals, the history and re-use of Brooklyn Navy Yard New York and heritage issues at Port Royal Jamaica.

Ross Fair The Kingston Royal Naval Dockyard and Upper Canadian Hemp Supply, 1822–33
Ian F. S. Stafford Late Flowering Interest: The Naval Dockyards on the Great Lakes and the Rush-Bagot Treaty
Roger Dence Anglo-American Cooperation 1940–45: Developing North Atlantic Naval Base and Aviation Facilities
Dr Cori Convertito ‘So Essential to Health…’: Supplying Naval Hospitals at West Indies Dockyards, 1740–1820
Dr Celia Clark Brooklyn Navy Yard: First US Navy Yard
Dr Jonathan Greenland The Port Royal Heritage Project

TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum Greenwich 24 March 2018

The role of naval bases in maritime operations in the Mediterranean during the 18th century

This conference examined the role of littoral and off-shore naval facilities (dockyards, anchorages, naval hospitals, hospital ships, guardships, etc) of the Royal Navy and other naval powers whose ships operated in the Mediterranean during the long 18th century (1688–1815). It explored the nature of these facilities in the heavily contested Mediterranean. How significant were Royal Navy facilities to British defeat or victory? How did they compare with facilities constructed by other naval powers operating within the Mediterranean?

Jane Bowden-Dan: Victualling ‘Nelson’s Navy’ from anchorages in the Mediterranean during the French Wars, especially the Napoleonic period, 1803–1815
Gareth Cole: The role and establishments of British Ordnance Yards in the Mediterranean during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
Jim Humberstone: Momentous Moves: Nelson’s Traverse of the Middle Sea, 4 May to 1/2 August 1798.
Philip MacDougall: The Naval Dockyard of Istanbul and its role in the failed attempt to thwart Greek Independence, 1770–1827
Ian Stafford: Strategy and the Forward Base: Lissa 1808 to 1814
Catherine Scheybeler: Spain’s eighteenth-century naval base at Cartagena: Exploring the relationship between naval strategy and modernising naval infrastructure.


The Raid on Chatham Dockyard in 1667: Its Anglo-Dutch Context and Legacy’

The house of Admiral Michiel de Ruyter (1654–76) at 131 Prins Hendrikkade, Amsterdam, where he lived from 1654 to 1676. De Ruyter was a celebrated Dutch naval hero and fleet commander during the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665–67), known especially for the audacious Raid on the Medway in 1667. (A. Coats)

This bilateral conference was run by Vrienden van De Witt – Friends of De Witt – and the Naval Dockyards Society (in English) focusing on the 350th anniversary of the Dutch raid on the River Medway and commemorating Anglo-Dutch relations, seapower and naval facilities.

The Programme and the Report of this Conference are available to down load.

TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM National Maritime Museum Greenwich 29 April 2017

Dockyard Workers’ Experiences

David Harmer Foundation for a Career
Mike Stevens:  A Chatham Dockyard shipwright’s part in maritime history
Bill Trevorrow:  Recollections of a Devonport Dockyard foreman during the Falklands War
Stevan Day:  A lifetime of working in the Royal Dockyards and the wider Ministry of Defence
John Day:  Royal Dockyards – from admiral superintendent to commercial suppliers: a journey towards a customer/supplier relationship in ship refitting

TWENTIETH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum Greenwich 16 April 2016

Naval Air Stations and the Defence of Dockyards

Jim Humberstone: Calshot, the Solent and the establishment of Royal Naval Air Stations around British Coasts: 1911–1918
Bob Wealthy and Colin van Geffen: Calshot and Lee-on-the-Solent Royal Naval Air Stations in the First World War
Tina Bilbé: Anti-Zeppelin Experiments Combining Airship and Aeroplane Technology
Celia Clark: In search of Leslie Bates RNAS
Philip MacDougall: A Deliberately Suppressed History – the Royal Navy’s Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishments
David Evans: Creation and renewal of RNAS Portland/HMS Osprey near Portland Naval Base
Ian Stafford: The Royal Naval Air Service and Air Defence of the Halifax Naval Yard and Base: a study in waning enthusiasm

NINETEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum Greenwich 25 April 2015

The Royal Dockyards and the Pressures of Global War, 1793–1815

Dr Roger Morriss Innovation and adaptation to global war. Royal Dockyard management and the Industrial Revolution 1793–1815
Catherine Beck The patronage of dockyard artificers, 1793–1815
Dr J. D. Davies The strange life and stranger death of Milford Dockyard
Dr John F. Day Securing an ocean for an empire: British naval bases and the eastern seas (1784–1815)
John Harris MA (Oxf) MA (GMI) The Naval Dockyard at English Harbour: Heroism or logistics?
Nives Lokošek Did the Arsenal in Hvar (Croatia) experience its own Waterloo?

EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum, 29 March 2014

British Dockyards in the First World War

Professor Eric Grove British warship building during the First World War: An analytical and comparative survey
Professor Ian Buxton Rosyth Dockyard, battleships and drydocking
Martin Rogers Rosyth Dockyard 1903–1925: Its conception, birth, growth and demise
Dr Vaughan Michell Evolution of the dreadnought battleship based on naval construction during the First World War
Dr Paul Brown Docking the dreadnoughts: dockyard activity in the dreadnought era
Dr Celia Clark ‘Drilling hammock hooks for sailors’: Women working in Portsmouth Dockyard in the First World War
Peter Goodwin: British submarine construction & development during the Great War

SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum Greenwich 20 April 2013

Five Hundred Years of Deptford and Woolwich Royal Dockyards

Opened by Dame Joan Ruddock, MP for Lewisham Deptford
Peter Cross-Rudkin John Rennie and the Naval Dockyards, 1806–1821
Chris Ellmers Deptford private shipyards and their relationship to Deptford Dockyard, 1790–1869
Duncan Hawkins The archaeology of a Dockyard: Investigations at Deptford Dockyard 2000 to 2012
Philip MacDougall Launch of the 120-gun Nelson – an exploration of Woolwich Dockyard based on a carefully executed print of 1814
Chris Mazeika and William Richards The role of post-closure documentation in understanding the history of the dockyard officers’ terrace at Deptford
Mark Stevenson Block and Tackle: Raising significance. English Heritage, archaeology and development management

SIXTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Museum of Bermuda 9 June 2012

Bermuda Dockyard and the War of 1812

Dr Adrian Webb The defence of Bermuda: a maritime and cartographic perspective, 1770–1900
Dr Clarence Maxwell The West End and maritime revolutions: George’s Bay before the establishment of the Royal Naval Dockyard
Andrew Bermingham American POWs in the War of 1812: from Bermuda to Dartmoor
John McNish Weiss ‘Averse to any kind of controull’: American refugees from slavery building the new Royal Naval Dockyard at Bermuda
Professor John Tunbridge The US and Bermuda: From foe to friend?

FIFTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum Greenwich 12 March 2011

Treason’s Harbours – Dockyards in Art, Literature and Film

Celia Clark Dockyards in visual art, art in dockyards: Celebrated as sites of national pride expressing the ‘beauty of utility’, pride in craft skills and foci of new artistic activity
J David Davies The dog in the night-time: Dockyards and the civil branch in naval historical fiction
Richard Endsor The art of the Van de Veldes: technical aids used to produce the paintings, analysis of sample drawings and the case of Charles II and the paintings for the Charlotte yacht
Hugh Cannell Lightning strikes: How Nicholas Matthew Condy’s water colours graphically convinced Parliament of this hazard to C19 warships
Defence of the Realm (1985) BBC documentary film about Portsmouth Dockyard after the Falklands War and its change to Naval Base status
Justin Reay ‘A place of considerable importance’: Rosas in naval fiction. Strategic naval port since Greek and Roman times, featured in Marryat, Forrester and O’Brian

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum Greenwich 17 April 2010

Pepys and Chips: Dockyards, Naval Administration & Warfare in the 17th Century

Ann Coats English naval administration in the 1630s: top – down & bottom – up
Richard Blakemore Parliament, Royal Dockyards and the London maritime community: The aftermath of the 1648 Naval Revolt
Hilary Todd Charles, James and the re-creation of the Royal Navy
Peter Le Fevre ‘Stocks, Docks and C…s’: The Building of the Thirty New Ships
Richard Endsor Women of Restoration Deptford
Richard Brabander Intersections of interest: a prosopographical analysis of Restoration privateering enterprise
J. David Davies The secret Treaty of Dover 1670 & the new dockyards project

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE Royal Naval Museum Portsmouth, 7 November 2009

Building Victory – Mid-18th Century Naval Warfare – Rôles of Dockyards and Shipbuilding

Making a 15’ length of twice-laid rope at the NDS AGM (2009). Image by A. Coats.

Making a 15’ length of twice-laid rope at the NDS AGM (2009). Image by A. Coats.

NDS Conference, Building Victory – Mid-18th Century Naval Warfare (2009). Image by A. Coats.

NDS Conference, Building Victory – Mid-18th Century Naval Warfare (2009). Image by A. Coats.

Ann Coats Building Victory: historical & cultural contexts
Richard Harding Large scale ship movement and its operational impact 1739–1748 in relation to ship building & maintenance
Peter Goodwin The building of HMS Victory and her 1765 features: Slade’s design concepts
Roger Morriss Promise of power: the English maritime economy at the time of the Seven Years’ War
Katariina Mauranen Portsmouth Block Mills and public history: reinterpreting the navy’s industrial revolution

TWELFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE Royal College of Surgeons of England, 18 October 2008

Surgeons and the Royal Navy

John Kirkup Maritime surgical practice in the 17th century
Kathleen Harland Naval surgeons ashore and afloat, 1700–1750
Brian Vale The conquest of scurvy in the Royal Navy 1793–1800: Heroes and villains
Pat Crimmin The shortage of surgeons and surgeons’ mates c.1740–1806: ‘an evil of a serious nature to the service’
Surgeon Commander Rick Jolly John Hunter at Belle Île (1761): a Falklands rehearsal

ELEVENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE with the International Congress of Maritime Museums Congress, Malta, 8–12 October 2007

Maritime Museums – Reaching New Audiences

Malta – Dockyard, Strategic Pivot and Maritime Heritage Outlook
Jonathan Coad To serve the fleet in distant waters: the Georgian Royal Navy’s overseas bases
Professor Henry Frendo Strategy, economics and politics: the Naval Dockyard in Malta and the Mediterranean
Dr David Davies The Royal Navy and Malta before 1798
Dr Simon Mercieca ‘Beyond the capacity of a small island’: A review of the brief outline compiled by W. A. Griffith on H.M. Naval Establishments in Malta

TENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum Greenwich 22 April 2006

Venice and British Dockyards – 1800

Dr Susan Rose Galleys & round ships: Venetian & English attitudes to ship design and building in the C16th
Dr Ann Coats The influence of Venetian principles in Edmund Dummer’s dockyard designs
Dr Philip MacDougall Venetian Naval Arsenals and their influence on Mediterranean sea power
Dr Martino Ferraro Bravo Venice’s eighteenth century nautical school & Arthur Edgecombe
Dr Giovanni Caniato The Arsenale of Venice: a unique maritime history monument

NINTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE Royal Naval Museum Portsmouth & Institute of Maritime Heritage University of Portsmouth 30 April–1 May 2005

Portsmouth Dockyard in the Age of Nelson

Jonathan Coad Introduction of steam power into the Royal Dockyards: The genesis of the Block Mills
Dr Susan Wilkin Portsmouth Royal Dockyard: Its contribution to Royal Navy success in the French & Napoleonic Wars 1793–1815
Dr Ray Riley Marc Isambard Brunel: His history & machinery
Dr James Thomas Portsmouth yard & town in the age of Nelson: a relationship examined
Dr Ann Coats The Wood Mills: new labour practices for new machines?
Matthew Sheldon Victualling in Portsmouth in the age of Nelson
Dr Roger Morriss The Office of the Inspector General of Naval Works and technological innovation in the Royal Dockyards, 1796–1807
Peter Goodwin HMS Victory – Preparation for 1805
Professor Andrew Lambert Legacy of Trafalgar: Sir Robert Seppings, the Royal Society and re-engineering the wooden warship

EIGHTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 3 April 2004

Gibraltar as a naval base & dockyard

John Black The Naval Defence Act 1889 & its effect on the expansion of Gibraltar dockyard
Ken Breen Second relief of Gibraltar 1781, Gibraltar as a strategic pivot
David Davies Gibraltar in British naval strategy, c.1600–1783
Peter Le Fevre Balthazar St Michel, Gibraltar and the English Mediterranean fleet
Richard Harding A tale of two sieges: Gibraltar 1726–1727 and 1779–1782
Janet MacDonald The victualling yard at Gibraltar during the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars
Philip MacDougall Disuniting the work force – intensifying the dockyard labour crisis of 1941

SEVENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum Greenwich, 5 April 2003

Preservation, Conservation & Re-use of Dockyard Sites and Buildings

Dr Celia Clark Vintage Ports: lessons in renewal of historic dockyards across the world
Ian Doull Problems in the Preservation of Historic Resources, HMC Dockyard, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia
Peter Goodship Re-use of Portsmouth Dockyard – historical authenticity v long term sustainability of estate
Andrea Parsons Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport, Hampshire. Victualling the Navy – the life and death of a naval yard and its route to resurrection
Chris Mazeika Deptford – the forgotten dockyard

SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum 6 April 2002

Naval dockyards as employer-employee communities

Ann Coats The moral economy in action: the Navy Board as a caring seventeenth century employer
Peter Dawson Admiralty letters to Chatham officers 1711–1712
Philip MacDougall The naval arsenals of the Knights of St John
Roger Morriss Victims, pariahs & survivors: the shaping of the government workforce 1815–1830
Emma Taaffe Britain’s decision to procure the Polaris submarine launched ballistic missile system & its impact on Chatham Dockyard

FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 31 March 2001

Naval Dockyards: changes in materials & technology

Jonathan Coad New ideas, new materials: their impact on the royal dockyards c.1790-1840
Edward Sargent Development of civil engineering in the royal dockyards in the nineteenth century
Randolph Cock At war with the worm: the decision to copper the fleet in 1779
Ray Riley Henry Cort – the development of wrought iron in the 1780s – the naval connection
Roger Thomas Innovation or evolution in the making of HMS Dreadnought?

FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE National Maritime Museum, 4 March 2000

British & French Dockyards, 1650–1800

Christian Buchet Development of Victualling Board bases at London, Portsmouth, Plymouth Chatham & Dover, 1701–1763
Celia Clark Preliminary lessons for the future of French and British historic dockyards
Ann Coats Edmund Dummer, surveyor of the navy, 1692–1699. Creative genius, failed projector or corrupt administrator?
Philip MacDougall Harbour navigation and moorings of naval dockyards in the Atlantic region
Christian Pfister-Langanay Warehouses in Dunkerque: an evolving history

THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 20 March 1999

Georgian Dockyards 1714–1837

Celia Clark Re-use of the Georgian storehouses at Portsmouth
Peter Dawson 1811 Letter Book, Chatham
Harry Dickinson Portsmouth Naval Academy, reconsidered
John Graves The dockyard models of George III
Ray Riley Whose heritage? The case of Portsmouth Dockyard
Clive Wilkinson Naval dockyard expansion after the Seven Years’ War, 1765–1780

SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE, King’s College London, 18 April 1998

At the Ringing of the Bell’: dockyards, management and workforces

Julian Gwyn Halifax Dockyard, 1759-1819
Ken Lunn ‘The Way Forward?’: British dockyard labour relations since 1945
Philip MacDougall Reforming the dockyards – the Whig experience of 1832
Roger Morriss Benthamism in dockyard management, 1796–1836

CONSTITUTIONAL MEETING, National Maritime Museum, 1 March 1997
Illustrated talks on Deptford and Woolwich Dockyards
Roger Knight, Alan Pearsall and Philip MacDougall

INAUGURAL MEETING Sabotage is suspected National Maritime Museum, 14 September 1996
Ann Coats Sabotage: an issue of control in Restoration dockyards
Philip MacDougall Blame it on the Chartists? Three dockyard fires of 1840
Dave Turner Dockyard sabotage scare, 1933–1937