Friday, 27 February 2009

A Visit to a Shipyard

6 September 1742
Went with Bror & Mr Hall to Deptford to see a 70 Gun Ship Launched and spent their 12d

Deptford had been the home of a Royal Dockyard since the reign of Henry VIII. This picture shows a ship on the stocks in Deptford in 1750. It is thought to be HMS Buckingham, the third of that name, and was a 70 gun ship so very similar to the one Thomas saw.

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