The Early History of Portsmouth Dockyard. 1496-1800 Part II The Improvements and Additions to Docking Facilities, 1690-1704

By Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Kitson, published February 1948


An account of the construction of the new docks and basins with plans for pumping out a new dock, the difficulties encountered and the ultimate failure of some of these efforts made between the years 1690 and 1704. At this period the resources of the dockyard were limited to one building slip and one double dock. There were berths on the mud where ships could be careened but there were no wharves or jetties suitable for large ships to berth alongside.

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Filed under: English Channel | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards

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