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Job Cuts and New Work for the Dockyard, 1860
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 02:52:32 »
Kentish Gazette - Tuesday 27 March 1860

Captain G. Goldsmith, C.B., has received instructions from the Admiralty for considerable reduction to be made in the number of hired mechanics and labourers employed Chatham dockyard the end of the present month.
Orders have been sent down to this dockyard to construct six additional steam-ships — namely, a liner of 91 guns, an improved frigate of 51 guns, two vessels of 22, one of 17, and one of four guns, all of which are to be laid down as the slips become vacant.

I wonder if HERB COLECTOR can identify the six steam ships from his extensive collection of ship data? (Or anyone else for that matter.)
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