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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #150 on: September 04, 2014, 14:50:01 pm »
This Pathe clip shows the 1948 visit to the RNB, Dockyard and, about 3 mins in, the N.A.A.F.I Club:

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-king-visits-chatham-dockyards-and-barracks-aka/query/chatham

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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #151 on: September 05, 2014, 10:36:12 am »
No.5 Dock Pumping Station with a few internal shots taken through the windows!

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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #152 on: November 02, 2014, 12:20:56 pm »
Floating dock.

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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #153 on: November 02, 2014, 16:08:41 pm »
I think that Floating Dock ended up in Singapore

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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #154 on: November 07, 2014, 09:48:32 am »
No.5 Slip - recently opened for visitor parking:

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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #155 on: November 12, 2014, 14:52:39 pm »
A few shots of the cellars under one of the Anchor Wharf Storehouses:

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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #156 on: November 25, 2014, 09:43:30 am »
Further to my earlier post about the Nuclear Re-Fit Complex; there's an excellent model of the Complex in the Dockyard Museum:

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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #157 on: November 29, 2014, 21:44:46 pm »

160 Ton Crane

Tannett, Walker and Co., Goodman Street, Leeds.

1889 Newspaper article: 'THE LARGEST CRANE IN THE WORLD.-At the Chatham Dockyard there has been a test by the Admiralty of the largest and most powerful crane ever made, The weight lifted was 240 tons and the range or radins of the crane is 75ft. 3in., and its height is 125ft. In the presence of the Admiral of the yard, the chief engineer, and a large concourse of people, the monster crane took its load, raised it, and turned it round as if it had been a feather. The whole of the work has been carried out by Messrs Tannett, Walker & Co, engineers. of Leeds, who have in hand an 80-ton crane for the Arsenal at Woolwich, and who made the 150-ton cranes in connection with the 4000-ton hydraulic forging press at the works of Messrs John Brown Co. Limited), Sheffield, and are making similar cranes for Mr. Krupp, the Terni Works, and others.'[12]

1895 Newspaper article concerning Chatham Dockyard: 'One of the most interesting items in the yard is she great hydraulic crane, constructed in 1885 by Messrs Tannett and Walker, of Leeds, and some idea may be gathered of this huge machine when it is stated that the total weight of steel and iron used in its construction is no less than 750 tons. As to its lifting power, it is marked at 160 tons; in other words, a man standing at the lever could, after the gear had been adjusted, lift out of the water and place on dry land a vessel and crew of the same size as that commanded by Columbus when he discovered America. It will, however, stand a test load of 320 tons, Its extreme height above ground is 125 feet, and its cost was £12,000.

1913 Company in liquidation

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Tannett,_Walker_and_Co

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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #158 on: December 08, 2014, 09:18:46 am »
The South Tower is one of two defensive towers built into the Dockyard's boundary wall in 1719. Its now a private residence.

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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #159 on: December 26, 2014, 12:13:02 pm »
Waiting for sunset - the Haul Down ceremony on the closure of Chatham Dockyard, 30th September 1983.
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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #160 on: December 27, 2014, 17:19:57 pm »
Sunset..
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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #161 on: December 30, 2014, 08:43:08 am »
The ceremony continues..
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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #162 on: January 02, 2015, 16:42:25 pm »
The Royal Marines band chat to the Admiral..
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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #163 on: January 23, 2015, 09:37:40 am »
Some Chatham 'Navy Days' Programme covers including the 1982 event which was cancelled due to the Falklands War! :

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Re: Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #164 on: April 01, 2015, 16:14:58 pm »
From an anti-sabotage survey of the Dockyard, 1982.
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