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"Historic Chatham Dockyard" Chatham Things to Do Tip by sociolingo

Chatham Things to Do: 13 reviews and 25 photos


Without The Royal Dockyard at Chatham, the history of Kent and indeed Britain could have been very different. It was Chatham that prepared the ships of the Elizabethan Navy for battle against the Spanish and Chatham that built one of most famous ships in the world, HMS Victory, which became Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. In the 19th century Chatham Dockyard was at the forefront of the change from wooden to metal warship construction and in the 20th century Chatham embraced the new technology required to build submarines. For over 400 years Chatham played a vital role in the defence of the nation and in the life of the local community.

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Directions: BY ROAD:
Chatham is only an hours drive from London, Dover and the Channel Tunnel, and a short distance from the M25. The site is sign posted from junctions 1, 3 and 4 of the M2. Follow the brown tour


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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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