Sixth Thames Shipbuilding Symposium, 9 May 2015

February 2015



We are so excited about the forthcoming Thames Shipbuilding Symposium that we think everyone should see the full programme of events to appreciate the riches in store on 9 May.

The event takes place at the brilliant Museum of London Docklands


Chris Ellmers – ‘Unfortunate in Business’ – John Dudman and the Grove Street Dockyard, Deptford, 1790-1813
Dr. Ian Friel – Royal Shipbuilding on the Thames, 1509-1547
Richard Endsor – Charles II and Shipbuilding at Deptford
 Professor Andrew Lambert – J.M.W Turner, Charles Napier, and the ‘Aaron Manby’; the Iron Steam Boat and the Making of the British Century
Alex Werner – Cultural and Industrial Transfer – Visiting Indian Shipwrights in Early Victorian London
 Des Pawson – The London Men and Women who made the Tools that made the Sails
Stuart Rankin and Dr. Roger Owen – Thomas Howard (1796-1872) and the King and Queen Foundry (Rotherhithe Foundry)
Brendan O’Farrell – Dudgeons, Millwall Shipbuilders, 1860-1877
 Dr. Roy Fenton – The SS ‘Robin’ and her Bow Creek Builders


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