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Naval Dockyards Society

TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE Booking Form

Saturday 24 March 2018 National Maritime Museum Greenwich 11–4.30

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

This conference will examine the role of littoral and offshore 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 will explore 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?

REGISTRATION 9.30-11.00 Conference delegates Coffee/Tea/Biscuits

Conference Speakers 11.00–4.30

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.

Cost:    £45.00 includes buffet lunch, teas and coffees; £40.00 NDS members, retired, unwaged

£20.00 FT students

Please return form and cheque by 10 March 2018 to the Treasurer: David Jenkins, 5 Beeby Way, Carlton, Bedfordshire, MK43 7LW                                                                      Or:

Go to the PayPal website and ask to send money. Enter email: ndstreasurer@hotmail.co.uk; enter amount; Payee Reference: MEDITERRANEAN CONFERENCE, click OK; please confirm your details to this email address.

Other enquiries to Dr Ann Coats, 8 Cromleigh Way, Southwick, East Sussex, BN42 4WG

avcoatsndschair@gmail.com

National Rail 08457 484950 http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ ; Transport for London: 0343 222 1234 https://www.tfl.gov.uk/ ; National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich SE10 9NF http://www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum/ Note: there is no parking at the Museum

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NDS Conference: The role of naval bases in maritime operations in the Mediterranean during the C18th

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INTERESTING LECTURE
There is a lecture entitled “The Yantlet, The Royal Arsenal’s Forgotten Out Station” given by Ian Bull on 24th April 2018, in Blackheath, London.  It is organised by the Greenwich Industrial History Society.  The meeting starts at 19:30 and non-members are charged £1.

Meetings are held at The Old Bakehouse, Bennett Park, SE3. This is a small theatre in the back of the Age Exchange Shop –in The Village opposite Blackheath Station.   There is no on-site parking – please do not park outside the Bakehouse, but use the car park behind the station. We start at 7.30 and non-members are charged £1. We would also remind people that GIHS are not part of Age Exchange and that their staff are unable to answer questions about GIHS or our meetings.

Info. marymillsmmmmm@aol.com. 24 Humber Road, SE3

Membership Steve Daly, s.daly05@btinternet.com

Check out http://greenwichindustrialhistory.blogspot.com/ for the latest news.

 

There is an English Heritage archaeological report: ‘Grange Island Firing Point, Yantlet Creek, Isle Of Grain, Medway (Research Report Series 39-2013) which describes in detail the history of the site and its development.

 

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As people may know, the FIREPOWER museum at Woolwich closed in 2016 and the contents of the museum have been stored in a number of military establishments in and around Larkhill, while the site and building of the new museum is decided.
The archives have also been moved to Larkhill itself and are available for limited research; see the ‘enquiries’ page on the web-site at: – http://www.salisburyplainheritagecentre.com/
The library now needs some volunteers to help with some of these enquiries and the following request has been received: –
The Archive of the Royal Artillery Museum is looking for volunteers to help in answering the large number of enquiries we receive. We get quite a variety – a lot of family history enquiries of course, but also e-mails and letters from academics, current and former Gunners, re-enactors, historical gun enthusiasts and others.

You are not expected to know all the sources – full training is provided! However, you would need to be within easy reach of Larkhill.

If you would like more details, please get in touch with me and I will send you further information. Do also forward this to anyone who might be interested.

Best wishes,

Siân Mogridge

Archivist

sm@salisburyplainheritagecentre.com

Royal Artillery Museum

Building 402

Wilson Road

Larkhill

Wiltshire

SP4 8QB

 

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