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From The Times of October 24, 1809:

" ... On Saturday last, the Union flag was displayed on the standard in New * Dock-yard, which is in future to be a Royal yard, and will be greatly enlarged, the ground necessary for that purpose being marked out. The surveyor, builder's assistant, &c. are already appointed, and have entered upon their respective duties....."


Pembroke dockyard, originally *.




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A little bit more about the development of the dockyard at * from The Times of November 1, 1809:

" ... The establishment of a royal dock-yard at * will it is said, be carried into effect. The price of land in that neighbourhood has, in consequence, risen four and five hundred per cent; indeed, the rental of some ground at St David's has been advanced more than two thousand per cent. One field, in particular, which was let for £3 per annum a few years since, was re-let a week for £95 per annum ....."


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Although not officially established as a Royal Dockyard until 1810, the * yard had been operating since 1800 when land was rented for the purpose on the recommendation of Nelson. The first vessel launched was the 18 gun sloop LAVINIA in 1804. The 74 gun * was launched in 1809.

The comment in “The Times” about the land prices is accurate. The Admiralty found the price too expensive and, instead, purchased land on the opposite side of * Haven which became the future Pembroke Dockyard. The old yard seems to have ceased operations following the launching of the ROCHEFORT 74 in 1814.


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Came across this site: History of Pembroke Dock

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There is a museum in the old <a href="http://www.pembroke-dock.co.uk/Guntower.htm">Guntower</a> at Pembroke Dock.


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John Guard put a detailed <a href="http://www.gwpda.org/naval/pembroke.htm">history of HM Dockyard</a> on the gwpda web-site a few years ago. He used to be the CO of the Naval Dockyard, and is currently a member of another maritime history discussion list.


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