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Offline kyn

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #69 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 #68 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 #67 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 #66 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 #65 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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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2013, 14:10:01 »
They may have been moved to the "museum" covered slip in the dockyard, which caught fire.

Thanks kyn - you were right  - its Britannia!

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #63 on: August 13, 2013, 11:40:09 »
They may have been moved to the "museum" covered slip in the dockyard, which caught fire.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #62 on: August 13, 2013, 08:39:53 »
This postcard from the early 1900's shows the road leading up from the Main Gate to the Barrack Blocks flanked by two ships' figureheads. I know the one on the left is from the battleship Royal Adelaide but does anyone please know the origin of the one on the right?

Also does anyone know what happened to the figureheads after the Barracks closed?

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2013, 16:47:12 »
It looks like it is on the outside of the ditch on the Lower Lines where the old Admiralty House used to be. That looks like theGillingham end of the dockyard in the background.

Thanks bromptonboy!  :)

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2013, 16:30:58 »
It looks like it is on the outside of the ditch on the Lower Lines where the old Admiralty House used to be. That looks like theGillingham end of the dockyard in the background.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2013, 14:51:25 »
This postcard is from the 'Gale & Polden' series of the Barracks from the early 1900's. Does anyone please have any idea where the photo was taken?

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2013, 09:53:12 »
Postcard from around 1908.

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #57 on: February 25, 2013, 10:41:43 »
Does anyone have any idea why 'Duncan' & 'Hawke' barrack blocks were demolished whilst all the others were preserved? Were there structural problems with them or were they just demolished to make way for the new buildings?

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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2013, 10:03:07 »
I had a very good walk around here yesterday. It was nice and quiet without the teeming hordes of students! I took over 100 photos but I won't bore you with them all! Just a few of the buildings that haven't featured so far on this thread:

Warrant Officers' Mess


The Canteen


The Offices


Stores


Commodore's House


Stables



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Re: HMS Pembroke, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham.
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2013, 09:53:46 »
A few photos from a recent visit:

The Drill Shed


The Swimming Pool Building


The Gymnasium


The Gunnery School



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