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Thursday, 16 April 2009

Exploring Chatham

The plan today is to visit the Medway, a bit of a haul from Hever, but an area with a rich history, Rochester has both a cathedral - one of the countries oldest - and a Norman castle, but we plan to visit Chatham where the old Naval Dockyard is now a museum with sevral preserved ships and recreations of the building docks and sheds.

Chatham was an important Naval Base as well as a dockyard and is where the ship which gave her name to a new breed of battleship was built. HMS Dreadnought changed the face of naval warfare with her "all big gun" armament, yet, just four years later she was almost obsolete as the "super dreadnoughts" began to take their place in the Fleet.

Pictures will, we hope, be available eventually!

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