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Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Around 1690 Edmund Dummer (1651-1713) designed  the first successful stepped stone dry dock at His Majesty’s Naval Base, Devonport in Portsmouth, UK.  Previously all docks had been built out of wood.   Drummer was an inventor with creative, but practical talent.  He standardized the designs of new ships built for the Navy, creating economies for provisions and training.  As well he architected  the facilities to house, build and repair the ships.  He surveyed the sites for the dry dock and designed the offices for Navy personnel as well as creating lists of the appropriate supplies,...

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