Naval Shipbuilding on the Hamble River before 1815

By A.J. Holland, published February 1963


The Hamble River provided shelter and resources between the 14th and the 19th centuries. The establishment of a royal dockyard at Portsmouth during the reign of Henry VII mean that while repairs could be carried on in the Hamble, for a time ship building took place at Portsmouth instead.   The article provides detail of the ships built in the Hamble and of the families who dominated the industry. The end of the Napoleonic era saw the end of the great naval building in the Hamble River.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards

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