Chatham Dockyard, 1815-1865: The Industrial Transformation

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By the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the seven home dockyards of the British Royal Navy employed a workforce of nearly 16,000 men and some women. On account of their size, dockyards add much to our understanding of developing social processes as they pioneered systems of recruitment, training and supervision of large-scale workforces. From 1815-1865 the make-up of those workforces changed with metal working skills replacing wood working skills as dockyards fully harnessed the use of steam and made the conversion from ...

Chatham Dockyard, 1815-1865: The Industrial Transformation 2009, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9780754665977

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