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7th July 2012 - Royal Chatham Dockyard

Steam Hammer 1955 - R G Ross and Son, Glasgow

Covered slipways

RNLI Lifeboat in Museum

Another type of Lifeboat in the Museum

No 3 Covered slipway roof (1838) from the Mezzanine floor

WD 42 "Overlord" D-Day Locomotive - 0-4-0 Diesel - Andrew Barclay Sons & Co., Kilmarnock and a R & W Hawthorn, Leslie Steam shunter 1912

General view of the dockyard

Large Cannon - 9 pounder probably

Rope Gallery - nearly a quarter of a mile long

Is Dr Who visiting?

Steam Tramway Geared Locomotive "SYDENHAM" 2-2-0TG, [AP3567] built by Aveling & Porter in 1895.


1936 Peckett saddle tank running around the docks

 Pictures from David Nelson

 Photos taken by Martyn Hunt

Maidstone & District Leyland Atlantean with Metro-Cammell bodywork

Maidstone & District Leyland Leopard with Marshall body

Image from footplate of steam loco. P1903/1935 Peckett.

IDHTS member John Goddard on the footplate of the P1903/1936 Peckett

 Photo from Bev Steele

Westland Dragonfly WG 751. Chatham Dockyard

Westland Dragonfly WG 751. Chatham Dockyard

Westland Dragonfly WG 751 information. Chatham Dockyard

 Photos taken by Phil Argent

P1903/1936 Peckett

Ajax Locomotive by R. & W.Hawthorn, Leslie & Co.Ltd, RSH 7042/1941.



HMS Gannet - built on the Medway in 1878.  Served in the Pacific, Mediterranean and Red Sea seeing action defending the port of Svakin in 1886.  Became a training ship in 1913 until 1968.

HMS Ocelot - the last warship built for the RN at Chatham in 1962.  A very successful submarine of the “Cold War”.  Served until 1982.

The Ropery

Admiral’s House

HMS Cavalier - built in 1944, awarded the battle honour “ARTIC 1945” for operations off Northern Norway.  Served until 1972. Berthed on the site where HMS Victory was built