Video of Deptford Dockyard model 1774

Topographic scenic model of the Royal Dockyard at Deptford, London (circa 1774). This model is one of a set six commissioned by Lord Sandwich for George III in 1773-74, showing the Royal Dockyards as they were at the time. Ships of various sizes are shown at the different stages of construction ranging from just a keel through to a ship on the slipway ready for launching. These models are also extremely accurate and detailed and illustrate all the different processes, materials and buildings within the dockyards that are required to build and maintain the fighting warship. The picture below shows the Master Shipwright’s House next to the Double Dry Dock. © National Maritime Museum

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