Synopses & Reviews
The Admiraltys specialist shipbuilding yard at Pembroke Dock produced over 200 warships for the Royal Navy, including 5 royal yachts, between 1814 and 1926. This long century, from the Napoleonic War until post-World War I, covered all the major changes in warship design and construction, from wood to iron and then steel, and from sail to steam. Despite being established on the south shore of Milford Haven, where no warships had ever been built, within twenty years Pembroke men were building major British warships. In this profusely illustrated edition, Lawrie Phillips, born and bred just outside the Dockyard walls, tells the story of this Admiralty town, its ships and the men who built them.
About the Author
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER LAWRIE PHILLIPS was born and raised in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, where he worked for the county paper before moving to London. Professionally he was Head of Royal Navy PR for many years and on retiring from the service has dedicated himself to researching and chronicling the history of the Royal Navy and of Pembroke Dockyard. He has written The Royal Navy Day by Day for The History Press and lives in Middlesex.