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Re: Proposed New Basin at Chatham Dockyard - 1901 -
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 16:55:26 »
It would have been over twice the area of two of the existing basins and would have taken up much of St Mary’s Island if it was to the north of those. I wonder if the take-over of an equivalent land area to compensate for what would have been lost was planned.

Obviously it was never built (does one ‘build’ a basin, or ‘dig’ it?)
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Re: Proposed New Basin at Chatham Dockyard - 1901 -
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 12:41:17 »
Portsmouth Evening News - Tuesday 30 December 1902

The Admiralty have under consideration an important scheme for constructing a new basin at Chatham on a considerable scale. The site selected is on the north side of the fitting-out basin, and communication with the River Medway could be easily effected. Each of the three basins already in existence has a water area of about 26 acres, but the accommodation thus provided is altogether inadequate. and it has been found necessary to moor certain ships in some of the reaches of the Medway - hence the project for constructing a new basin of much greater capacity than either of those now existing. The new basin, which will have a water area of about 60 acres, will probably be inclined in the next Navy Estimates.


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Proposed New Basin at Chatham Dockyard - 1901 -
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 12:26:09 »
Portsmouth Evening News - Friday 24 May 1901

The Lords of the Admiralty brought their inspection of Chatham Dockyard to a close on Thursday. It is probable that one outcome of their Lordships' visit will be the commencement at a comparatively early date of a new basin near the Gillingham end of the extension works. For some time past the three existing basins have been in a congested condition, and their Lordships expressed their approval of the plans which were submitted to them of the new basin. They also had under consideration the necessity for a basin which could be utilised as a torpedo range, but it is not expected that this scheme will receive official sanction for some time.


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