Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Historic Dockyard (Chatham)

The Historic Dockyard is the main attraction at the historic naval port of Chatham in Kent.

Chatham ranks alongside Portsmouth and Plymouth in importance in naval matters.

The dockyard was founded in the 16th century, and there is a wealth of buildings remaining from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The elegant Commissioner`s House was built in 1704, and there are a number of covered slips, many from the 19th century.

On display are a number of warships, as well as a submarine.

The part of the dockyard known as "Wooden Walls" follows a young apprentice learning about the various trades involved in building a ship.

There is a section a lifeboats, and the ropery, which was one of the most important aspects of Chatham`s naval past.

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