Naval Dockyards Society

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Transactions

Transactions of the Naval Dockyards Society

Trans 1 thnailVol. 1: Portsmouth Dockyard in the Age of Nelson
ed. Ray Riley Naval Dockyards Society, Portsmouth, 2006
ISBN 978-0-9553711-0-3  £10.00 plus P&P (107 pages)
Andrew Lambert ‘Science and sea power: the Navy Board, the Royal Society and the structural reforms of Sir Robert Seppings
Roger Morriss ‘The office of the Inspector General of Naval Works and technological innovation in the royal dockyards
Peter Goodwin ‘Preparing HMS Victory and the ships for Trafalgar
Matthew Sheldon ‘A tale of two cities: the facilities, work and impact of the Victualling Office in Portsmouth 1793–1815
Susan Wilkin ‘The contribution of Portsmouth royal dockyard to the success of the Royal Navy in the Napoleonic War 1793–1815
Ann Coats ‘The Block Mills: new labour practices for new machines?
Ray Riley ‘Marc Brunel’s pulley block-making machinery: operation and assessment
James Thomas ‘Portsmouth yard and town in the age of Nelson

Trans 2 thnailVol. 2: Gibraltar as a Naval Base and Dockyard
ed. Ray Riley Naval Dockyards Society, Portsmouth, 2006
ISBN 978-0-9553711-1-0 £10.00 plus P&P (87 pages)
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
Ken Breen ‘Second relief of Gibraltar 1781, Gibraltar as a strategic pivot
Janet Macdonald ‘The Victualling Yard at Gibraltar and its role in feeding the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
John Black ‘The Naval Defence Act 1889 & its effect on the construction of Gibraltar HM Dockyard
Philip MacDougall ‘Disuniting the work force – intensifying the dockyard labour crisis of 1941
Ann Coats ‘Epilogue: Rosia Water Tanks, Gibraltar

Trans 3 thnailVol. 3: Structures, Communities & Re-use, Conferences 2001, 2002 & 2003
ed. Ray Riley Naval Dockyards Society, Portsmouth, 2007
ISBN 978-0-9553711-2-7 £10.00 plus P&P (130 pages)
Randolph Cock ‘At war with the worm: the Royal Navy’s fight against the shipworm and barnacle 1708–1793
Malcolm Tucker ‘Structural ironwork at Pembroke Dock. A microcosm of naval practice
Ray Riley ‘Henry Cort and the development of wrought iron manufacture in the 1780s: the naval connection
Roger Thomas ‘The building of HMS Dreadnought and dreadnought battlecruiser gunnery 1905–1916
Peter Dawson ‘Admiralty and Navy Board letters to Chatham officers 1712–1716
Philip MacDougall ‘The naval arsenals of the Knights of St John
Roger Morriss ‘Victims, pariahs and survivors. The shaping of the government workforce 1815–1830
Emma Taaffe ‘From mortar mixers to nuclear submarines: extracts from the post-1945 history of Chatham Dockyard
Dr Celia Clark ‘Vintage ports: lessons in the renewal of historic dockyards: an international perspective
Ian Doull ‘Problems in the preservation of historic resources, HMC Dockyard, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia
Andrea Parsons ‘Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport, Hampshire. Victualling the Navy: the life, death and resurrection of a naval base
Chris Mazeika ‘Pearls before swine. A history of the Great Storehouse at Deptford

Trans 4 thnailVol. 4: Management & Construction, Conferences 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001
ed. Ray Riley Naval Dockyards Society, Portsmouth, 2008
ISBN 978-0-9553711-3-4 £10.00 plus P&P (114 pages)
Philip MacDougall ‘Reforming the dockyards. The Whig experience of 1832
Roger Morriss ‘Benthamism in the royal dockyards and British public culture, 1750–1850
Celia Clark ‘Adaptive re-use and the Georgian storehouses of Portsmouth: naval storage to museum
Peter Dawson ‘The Chatham Master Attendant’s Letter Book 1811–14
Ray Riley ‘Whose heritage? The case of Portsmouth Dockyard
Christian Buchet ‘The development of Victualling Board bases in London, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Chatham and Dover (1701–1763)
Philip MacDougall ‘Harbour navigation and moorings of naval dockyards in the Atlantic region
Edward Sargent ‘The development of dock construction at the royal dockyards in the nineteenth century

Trans 5 thnailVol. 5: Venice & Malta, Conferences 1996, 1998, 2006 & 2007
ed. Ray Riley Naval Dockyards Society, Portsmouth, 2009
ISBN 978-0-9553711-4-1 £15.00 plus P&P (99 pages)
Philip MacDougall ‘Blame it on the Chartists. Three dockyard fires of 1840
Julian Gwyn ‘The Halifax Naval Yard before 1820
Susan Rose ‘Galleys and round ships: Venetian and English attitudes to ship design and building in the sixteenth century
Martino Ferrari Bravo ‘The Nautical School of Venice of 1739 and the English teachers. Navigation training in Venice: between seamanship and science
Jonathan Coad ‘“To serve the Fleet in distant waters”: buildings of the Georgian Royal Navy’s overseas bases
Henry Frendo ‘Strategy, economics and politics: the naval dockyard in Malta and the Mediterranean
David Davies ‘“The strongest island in the whole world”. Aspects of Anglo-Maltese naval relations in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Simon Mercieca ‘“Beyond the capacity of a small island”. A review of unpublished research by W. A. Griffith on Maltese dockyards
Ann Coats ‘Some notes on conference discussions

Trans 6 thnailVol. 6: Surgeons and the Royal Navy, 2008 Conference
ed. Ray Riley Naval Dockyards Society, Portsmouth, 2010
ISBN 978-0-9553711-5-8 £15.00 plus P&P (102 pages)
Kathleen Harland ‘Naval surgeons afloat and ashore, 1700–1750
Brian Vale ‘The conquest of scurvy in the Royal Navy 1783–1800: heroes and villains
John Kirkup ‘Maritime surgical practice in the seventeenth century
Pat Crimmin ‘The shortage of surgeons and surgeons’ mates c. 1740–1806: “An evil of a serious nature to the service”’
Rick Jolly ‘John Hunter at Belle-Île (1761): a Falklands rehearsal
Celia Clark ‘Naval hospitals: history and architectural overview
Susan Lumas ‘Sightings of surgeons in the Naval Dockyards Society’s Navy Board Project
Stuart Drabble ‘Templer & Parlby: eighteenth century dockyard contractors

Trans 7 thnailVol. 7: Building Victory: Mid-Eighteenth Century Naval Warfare – Roles of Dockyards and Shipbuilding, 2009 Conference
ed. Ray Riley Naval Dockyards Society, Portsmouth, 2011
ISBN 978-0-9553711-7-2 £15.00 plus P&P (85 pages)
Ann Coats ‘Building Victory: bureaucracy, logistics and the sinews of war
Richard Harding ‘Large scale ship movement and its operational impact, 1739–1748
Roger Morriss ‘Promise of power. The British maritime economy and the state in the eighteenth century
Katariina Mauranen ‘The Block Mills and public history: reinterpreting the Navy’s industrial revolution
Peter Goodwin ‘Building the 100 gun ship Victory 1759–1765
Sue Lumas ‘HMS Victory: sightings in the Naval Dockyards Society’s Navy Board Project

Trans 8 thnailVol. 8: Pepys and Chips: Dockyards, Naval Administration & Warfare in the Seventeenth Century, 2010 Conference
ed. Ray Riley Naval Dockyards Society, Portsmouth, 2012
ISBN 978-0-9553711-8-9 £15.00 plus P&P (130 pages)
Ann Coats ‘English naval administration under Charles I – top-down and bottom-up – tracing continuities’
Richard Blakemore ‘Parliament, Royal Dockyards and the London maritime community: the aftermath of the 1648 Naval Revolt
Hilary Todd ‘Charles, James and the recreation of the Royal Navy 1660–1665
Frank L. Fox ‘The London of 1656: her history and armament
Richard Endsor ‘The Women of Restoration Deptford
Richard Brabander ‘Intersections of interest: a prosopographical analysis of Restoration privateering enterprise
J. David Davies ‘Chatham to Erith via Dover. Charles II’s secret foreign policy & the
Project for new Royal Dockyards

Trans 9 thnailVol. 9 Treason’s Harbours: Dockyards in Art, Literature and Film, 2011 Conference
ed. Philip MacDougall, Naval Dockyards Society, Portsmouth, 2014
ISBN 978-0-9553711-9-6  £15.00 plus P&P (98 pages)
J D Davies, ‘”The dog in the night-time”: dockyards in the genre of naval historical fiction
Justin Reay, ‘“All a-sparkle with gunflashes”: the Bay of Rosas in naval literature
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
Duncan Hawkins with Caroline Butler and Andrew Skelton, ‘The iron slip cover roofs of the Royal Dockyards 1844–1857
Peter G. Goodwin ‘The application and scheme of paintworks in British men-of-war during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
Book Reviews
Roger Knight Britain against Napoleon: The Organisation of Victory, 1793–1815 by Philip MacDougall
Jonathan Coad Support for the Fleet. Architecture and engineering of the Royal Navy’s Bases 1700–1914 by Ann Coats

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