New Book on History & Restoration of Chatham Dockyard

A new Historic England/Liverpool University Press publication looks at the history and subsequent regeneration of Chatham Dockyard – one of the most intact naval dockyards for the building and maintenance of ships of the sailing navy.

The book, ‘Chatham Historic Dockyard. World Power to Resurgence’, edited by Sir Neil Cossons, Jonathan Coad, Andrew Lambert, Paul Hudson, and Paul Jardine, tells its story from Elizabethan origins, to fleet base, and shipping yard, from sail to steel to submarines. It also looks at the role of the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust in securing the future of this important industrial and maritime site after the yard had closed in 1984. More details here: (

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