The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars placed the royal dockyards, both home and overseas, under unprecedented strain. A huge increase in workload necessitated greatly expended workforces, the adoption of new technologies and working methods, and a series of contentious reforms and counter-reforms. Papers will evaluate the effectiveness of the dockyards’ work, and the nature and scale of the work carried out.
Dr Roger Morriss: Innovation and Adaptation to Global War. Royal Dockyard Management and the Industrial Revolution 1793-1815
Catherine Beck: The Patronage of Dockyard Artificers, 1793-1815
Dr J D Davies: The Strange Life and Stranger Death of Milford Dockyard
Dr John F Day: Securing an Ocean for an Empire: British Naval Bases and the Eastern Seas (1784-1815)
Major John R Grodzinski, CD, PhD: The Royal Navy Dockyard ad Point Frederick on Lake Ontario, 1814-1815
John Harris MA(Oxf) MA (GMI) FIH: The Naval Dockyard at English Harbour. Heroism or Logistics?
Nives Lokosek: Did the Arsenal in Hvar (Croatia) experience its own Waterloo?
Fee includes buffet lunch, teas/coffees: £40; £35 retired and unwaged; £20 FT students. Please contact Dr Ann Coats (email@example.com) by 17 April 2015 to register your place.