Author Results for David Evans

The Royal Navy and the Developments of Mobile Logistics 1851–94

By David Evans

The first attempt by the Royal Navy at providing a mobile workshop facility was in 1851 when the schooner HMS Spider was equipped with basic tools for making and repairing articles for the Devonport Steam Reserve. In early 1854, with the imminent outbreak of hostilities with Russia likely, the wooden sail assisted paddle steamer HMS […] Read More

Filed under: Baltic | English Channel | Opium Wars | Crimean War | Other (location)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Logistics | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Supporting the Steam Navy: the Development of Coaling Facilities at Portland

By David Evans

The article details the 1844 location and subsequent design and construction of a modern, mechanized storage and handling facility for large quantities of coal for the Navy’s steam warships at Portland. With the advent of oil powered vessels, the need to revisit the design, in 1906, is mentioned. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Logistics