Author Results for Frank E. King

Note: The Royal Dockyard Schools and their Education System

By Frank E. King

The education of shipyard apprentices evolved in response to the need of the yards for skilled workmen in different categories.  This Note outlines the careers of the apprentices who did best in the examinations, and who therefore progressed to the next level of employment.  What was taught is outlined as well as how it was […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Harbours & Dockyards

Note: Paucity of Shipwrights in Royal Naval Dockyards during the Second World War

By Frank E. King

This account details an attempt to improve the quality and number of shipwright apprenticeships during the second world war.  It details the numbers involved, the examination results obtained  by the candidates and reasons for the candidates choosing other trades.  It was written as the result of personal experience. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Miscellaneous