Naval Blockmaking in the Eighteenth & Nineteenth Centuries

By Gregory Clark, published May 1976


Blockmaking was clearly important for the Royal Navy, and the contract to make them was very lucrative, particularly in wartime. Marc Brunel’s steam-powered blockmills in Portsmouth dockyard allowed four men to do the work of fifty, and the machinery paid for itself in four years.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Science & Exploration | Shipbuilding & Design

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