Giv'er a Cheer Boys : The Great Docks of Portsmouth Dockyard, 1830-1914


PATTERSON, B.H. "Giv'er a Cheer Boys" : The Great Docks of Portsmouth Dockyard, 1830-1914. Portsmouth: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Society, [1989]. Pp. (4),1-60. With many black and white illustrations to text. 4to, illustrated stapled grey card covers with blue-lettered white title block to front. Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Society, Publication No. 5. "When comparing No. 5 dock of 1698 with No. 2 dock of 1802 there seems to beno significant change in the dimensions and indeed there were none to look for. The reason being that the great Ship-of-the-Line had hardly changed i n its shape and size over the last few hundred years. [...] Who then could forsee the sooty smoke of the steam engines chimney, a coming revolution inthe Battleship that was to finilize [sic] itself in the silent departure o f HMS Vanguard from Portsmouth Harbuor in 1960, when she suddenly broke free of her tugs and ran aground outside of the Still & West public house at Old Portsmouth: it was not unlike a fearful child at the door of the dentist, or was she calling in to pick up the ghosts of those who had sat there and watched the rise and fall of the Battleship, which is in essence the story of teh great docks of Portsmouth Royal Dockyard". - from the introduction. Contents: The Coming of Steam; The Shipwright; The Plan That Failed; The Great Extension; Caissons; The Building of No.'s 14 and 15 Docks; The Coming of the Dreadnought; The Electrician; Chronology of Her Majesty's Dockyardat Portsmouth; Gates. Very good. 30.00

Title: Giv'er a Cheer Boys : The Great Docks of Portsmouth Dockyard, 1830-1914

Author Name: PATTERSON, B.H. Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Society, Publication No. 5

Categories: 79,

Publisher: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Society, Portsmouth, 1989,:

Seller ID: 97726

Keywords: NAUTICAL UNITED KINGDOM PORTS DOCKS DOCKYARDS PORTSMOUTH ENGLAND ENGLISH BRITISH HISTORY SOLENT CHANNEL SHIPBUILDING,