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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #78 on: February 05, 2014, 17:58:10 »
Great plan Kyn. Interesting to see the naval barracks had its own railway siding off the dockyard line.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #77 on: February 05, 2014, 17:31:35 »
Admiralty boundary edged red.
Site of barracks edged dotted red.  Area 42A. 0R. 30P.

Accommodation

Captain’s House – 1
Officers Quarters:
Senior Officers – 66
Junior Officers – 46
Servants – 8
Warrant Officers – 84
Chief Petty Officers & Similar Ratings – 388
1st & 2nd Class Petty Officers – 520
Non-Commissioned Officers Marines – 52
Seamen & Stokers – 3360
Marines – 336
Domestics – 36

Total - 4897














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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #76 on: October 07, 2013, 18:31:15 »
 :)  Excellent!

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #75 on: October 07, 2013, 18:11:21 »
Yes and I posted it!!!  :)

Here it is again:

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #74 on: October 07, 2013, 16:57:18 »
 :)  I think there is a photo of it somewhere on here!

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #73 on: October 07, 2013, 16:48:39 »
Just found it on my 1911 Plan - it's a skittle alley!!!  :)

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2013, 16:41:33 »
 :)  Still don't know what the room was for though!

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #71 on: October 07, 2013, 16:21:14 »
Yes of course its for a floor! Trust me to miss the obvious!  :)


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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2013, 15:40:06 »
Wooden floor?

The pipe work etc is round the other side.  I thought this was changing rooms but they were alongside the pool.  There is also an office next door, so this room doesn't seem to have a purpose!

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #69 on: October 07, 2013, 15:03:36 »
I can't make out what that is on the floor in that second photo. It looks like its the base for something but what?

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #68 on: October 07, 2013, 09:03:14 »
A glimpse of the swimming pool and room within the building.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #67 on: August 30, 2013, 19:25:44 »
When I did some work in HMS Pembroke in the mid 70's, I do remember that we had to stop work and stand up for a short while, in order to maintain silence. We were laying gas pipes at the time over one of the arches near the parade ground. Being a young gas man we weren't told why but just obeyed!


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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #66 on: August 30, 2013, 19:18:22 »
The purpose of the bell was to inform the ship's company of the time. This explains it better than I can.

http://www.historicnavalfiction.com/general-hnf-info/naval-facts/the-watch-system

I hope this helps.


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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #65 on: August 30, 2013, 15:04:16 »
I think there were three of these bells sited on plinths along the Terrace wall overlooking the Parade Ground at Pembroke. Does anyone please know:
a) Their purpose?
b) Were they original Ships Bells from vessels named HMS Pembroke?
c) What happened to them after the Barracks closed?

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2013, 14:19:56 »
The plinth can still be found by the fence.  It would be nice to see it replaced one day :)

 

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