Author Results for Jonathan Coad

Obituary Alan McGowan 1928-2016

By Jonathan Coad

An appreciation of the life and work of Alan McGowan Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics
Subjects include: Biography

Indifference, Destruction, Appreciation, Conservation: A century of changing attitudes to historic buildings in British naval bases

By Jonathan Coad

This article reflects on the changing attitudes to historic buildings in naval bases. The damage done during the war forced some reconstruction, but the ‘plain, strong and convenient’ historic buildings are proving capable of withstanding even present-day economic cuts. Details are given of the conservation carried out at Portsmouth and Chatham, and the successful transition […] Read More

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

Historic Architecture of H.M. Naval Base Devonport 1689-1850

By Jonathan Coad

The subject of this article is the development of the naval dockyard and ancillaries at Plymouth. The author examines the planning and the construction of these facilities on the Devon side of the Hamoaze. The emphasis is on the architectural features of the various buildings. These, well illustrated with black and white photographs, are examined […] Read More

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

Historic Architecture of Chatham Dockyard, 1700–1850

By Jonathan Coad

During the 18th century a combination of increasing warship size and the silting up of the Medway reduced Chatham’s utility as a fleet base and led in 1773 to its repurposing as a dockyard. Due to financial constraints, unlike Portsmouth and Plymouth, Chatham remained largely unaltered through the 18th and 19th centuries, and also survived […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Shipbuilding & Design

Historic Architecture of H.M. Naval Base Portsmouth 1700–1850

By Jonathan Coad

This article describes the establishments which together made up the eighteenth and nineteenth century dockyards. The victualling depots, the ordnance facility and the naval hospital are all described, from their beginnings when Henry VII had the first dry dock built in 1495. The stone docks, one dry and two wet, built in the 1690s began […] Read More

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

The Chatham Mast Houses and Mould Loft

By Jonathan Coad

This article reviews the function of the mould loft and mast houses constructed at the Royal Dockyard Chatham in the 18th and 19th centuries. The loft is the only surviving intact mould loft from this period. The layout of the mould loft, where it is believed HMS Victory was laid out, is described as is […] Read More

Filed under: Nelson | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design