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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2017, 20:21:00 »
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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2013, 14:04:52 »
Tuesday, Oct 31, 1882

The new "fitting-out" basin at Chatham Dockyard is now so far completed that on Friday the water was allowed to flow into the basin for the purpose of floating into position the two immense iron caisons at the entrances of the basin. This having been successfully accomplished, the water was afterwards pumped out, and the work remaining unfinished will be completed as speedily as possible.

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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2013, 13:04:43 »
Thursday, Jan 16, 1879

The first stone of the north lock leading from the River Medway to the new fitting-out basin at the dockyard extension, Chatham, was laid yesterday by Mrs. Charles Fellowes, wife of Rear-Admiral C. Fellowes, C.B., admiral superintendent of the dockyard, under the direction of Mr. E. A. Bernays (?), superintendent civil engineer in charge of the works. Before the stone was laid, prayers were offered by the Rev. R. Pieton. (?) chaplain of the dockyard. Mrs. Fellowes used a handsome silver trowel, which bore the following inscription:-

"This trowel was used by Mrs. Charles Fellowes in laying the first stone of the principle entrance to the fitting-out basin of Chatham Dockyard, and was presented to her by the Admiral-Superintendent in commemoration of the event, which took place on the 15th January, 1879."

After the ceremony, three cheers were given for Admiral and Mrs. Fellowes, Admiral Fellowes relinquishes the appointment on the 31st inst., on the completion of his term, when he will be succeded by Rear-Admiral Brandreth.

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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2013, 15:14:23 »
Map showing the progress of the extension works in 1868. From 'The Engineer', July 10, 1868.

That's a great plan Merc! I've never seen one of the extension construction at that stage before. Thanks for posting

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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2013, 11:05:00 »
Map showing the progress of the extension works in 1868. From 'The Engineer', July 10, 1868.

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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2012, 18:08:12 »
Would like to find out if the basin 'floors' are the original riverbed (mud) or brick lined? -
North and south lock employ solid brick floors.

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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2012, 18:51:20 »
Thursday, December 14, 1871

Another of the large basins of the Chatham Dockyard extension being now complete, it is being filled with water rather sooner than had been expected. The water was allowed to begin entering yesterday from the first or repairing basin, the water entering the second or factory basin by means of culverts. There is already a good depth of water in the new basin, but it will be some time yet before it is quite full. The third or fitting out basin has yet to be completed, a work which will take a long time. There are also two docks abutting on the repairing basin to be completed, and factories and other buildings to be raised. The two docks now in hand, building by the contractor, Mr. A. Gabrielli, are well advanced.

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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 12:35:10 »
This day (September 26) in 1885 the Dockyard extension at Chatham was officially opened.

After taking about 20 years in their construction the new basins, at Chatham, were completed and brought into use on Saturday afternoon, when the turret ship Monarch steamed from the fitting-out basin, being the first vessel of war to pass through the Gillingham Dock. There was litle or no ceremony observed on the occasion. Vice-Admiral T. Brandeth, one of the Lords of the Admiralty, Rear-Admiral G. Watson, Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard, with most of the officials and several ladies, were present to witness the first exit of a fully equiped armour-clad vessel from the basin into the Medway.

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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 14:42:53 »
Saturday, March 26, 1859

Several hundred convicts are now employed at Chatham in walling in the marshes at St. Mary's Island, adjoining Chatham Dockyard, the site of the new proposed steam basins which are about to be constructed by the government.

From The Lancaster Gazette.

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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009, 19:23:18 »
There is no information given in this file, just photographs.

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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009, 19:17:39 »
Certainly from the construction point of veiw I would love to have been there when they were building this, some of the blocks would have weighed quite a few tons. Does it say if behind the granite facing it was just infil ?

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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009, 16:42:45 »
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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009, 20:37:09 »
1872-1876

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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009, 19:42:21 »
what is the date on the photos kyn?

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Re: Construction of Docks and Basins
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 16:18:13 »
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