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Re: Wooden ships , Sheerness Yard
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 14:12:24 »
Every time I see the Cornwallis I feel a tinge of sadness.

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Re: Wooden ships , Sheerness Yard
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 12:13:34 »
Ah!! memories !!!   Many the time I have walked on her on the way to work on a naval ship based up the river
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Re: Wooden ships , Sheerness Yard
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 11:00:21 »
A photo of the derelict HMS Cornwallis

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Wooden ships , Sheerness Yard
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 12:30:28 »
Details of wooden ships re Sheerness Dockyard from olde Sheerness Times, a copy of which is kept in Sheerness Library.

Cornwallis to be sunk in the Dockyard                                      1865 July 15th

 Royal escape (Prince Charles escape boat from Eng. ) broken up 1877 Jan 20th

 Cost of “ Forte “ 74 guns at Sheerness                                      1906 June 23rd

  Sinking of the “Fortes” off Port Victoria and burning                  1906 Sept 29th

  Obsolete ships sold ( steel ??) 7 are named                               1907 May 18th

                     Ditto                 5 are named                                1908 May 16th

   Death of ship breaker and list of old ships                                  1910 Sept 3rd

   History of and namesakes   V.G.                                              1913 Oct 4th

   Hermes “3rd rate hulk late the Minatour broken up                     1869 Jan 16th

  Devonshire 3rd rate 56 guns ,built 1823 ,used as a prison ship    1869 Jan23rd

  Nymph next to be broken up, Ajax 80 late Vanguard, Dianna 42, Latona 42

            Eurydice 26, Leonides 42 + others                                   1869 Feb 20th

    Breaking up of the Aigle after used for torpedo practice             1870 Dec 24th

   Tenders are required to break up Paddle Ship Dee 704 tons     1871 Oct 5th

    Dee to be broken up by H.M.Dockyard                                   1871 Oct 28th



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