Friday, May 09, 2014
Deptford Dockyard Closure Announcement
The announcement of the closure of Deptford Dockyard, as reported in Welsh newspaper County Observer and Monmouthshire Central Advertiser, 15 August 1868. It mentions that 'The yard employs 800 artisans, 250 of whom have been already discharged or otherwise drafted to other yards, leaving 650 to be similarly dealt with', and that three boats remained to be finished HMS Curlew, HMS Spartan and HMS Druid, the latter the final boat built there, launched in 1869. The Dockyard site is now the projected location for the controversial Convoys Wharf development.