DEFENCE OF ROYAL NAVY DOCKYARDS

ID: 28055
475.00
An estimate of the expence of such parts of the plan of fortifications,

PORTSMOUTH & PLYMOUTH,, An estimate of the expence of such parts of the plan of fortifications, which the Land Officers of the late Board reported to His Majesty would give a reasonable degree of security for the dock yards at Portsmouth and Plymouth, as appear most necessary to be carried into immediate execution; specifying such sums for each work as can be conveniently employed in the year 1786 towards their completion. [London], 1786.

folio, 7 + (1)pp., caption and docket titles, folded and stitched as issued. A fine copy.

First edition: issued as a Parliamentary paper.

Financial estimates for various defence works at both Portsmouth and Plymouth. By 1800 the Royal Navy had 684 ships and the Portsmouth dockyard was the largest industrial complex in the world. Dockyard expansion and improved defences were underpinned by the 1758 Plymouth and Portsmouth Fortifications Act.>