Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances, this event has been postponed.
We will be announcing a new date in due course. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Restoration Deptford and the warship Lenox
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Master Shipwright’s House, Watergate Street, Deptford SE8 3JF
Buffet lunch included.

The former Deptford Royal Dockyard played a leading role in the development of naval ship-building technology. This role was particularly significant in the Restoration period, when Deptford was the focus of the thirty-ship programme launched by Samuel Pepys in 1677. Lenox was the first of these ships to be built; by 1700, these magnificent vessels were held responsible for elevating the Royal Navy to its position as the world’s leading maritime power.

Build the Lenox and Deptford Is.. have put together a special study day focusing on Deptford’s dockyard in the Restoration period, and in particular on the early naval history and ship-building technology which the Lenox represents.

Speakers include the country’s leading academics and experts on the naval history of the time; a line-up of the most prominent experts in this field including Peter LeFevre, David Davies, Richard Endsor, Peter Goodwin and Brian Lavery. We will also present an update on the progress of the Hermione Project in France, which inspired the idea behind Build the Lenox.

What’s more, the event will take place at the Master Shipwrights House in Deptford – former home of John Shish, the king’s master shipwright who was responsible for designing and building the Lenox and her sister ships. A buffet lunch will be served.


Peter LeFevre: The 30 ship building programme of 1677
David Davies: How and why Stuart warships got their names
Brian Lavery: Development of the third rate warship up to 1677
Peter Goodwin: Construction of the Victory and large wooden warships
Richard Endsor: A guided tour through the Lenox, her fixtures and fittings
Julian Kingston: Launch of the Hermione in Rochefort, France

Enquiries to We regret the venue is not accessible for wheelchairs.