No. 3 Covered Slip, 1838

No. 3 Covered Slip, 1838 (HM2880)

Location: Chertsey, England KT16 Surrey
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 23.775', W 0° 31.669'

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No.3 Covered Slip, 1838
Scheduled Ancient Monument
During the Napoleonic Wars (1803-15) the Navy Board set about minimising the impact of dry rot on ships under construction by erecting covers over all the slips and docks used for shipbuilding.
At Chatham the large slips in front of Commissioner's House were tackled first, with No.2 Slip covered in 1813 and No.1 Slip in 1815 and this slip, No. 3 was built in 1836 and covered in 1838 with a roof 300 feet (91 metres) long and 146 feet (44.5 metres) wide. The cantilevered frame was to the design of Sir Robert Seppings and is a remarkable tribute to the skills of the Dockyard workforce which built it.
Today it remains the sole survivor. No.1 Slip was taken down at the end of the 19th century while No.2 Slip was lost to fire in 1966.
By the 1850s the length of ships had outgrown the slipway and in 1904 a new mezzanine floor was inserted to create a store for ships' boats.
HM NumberHM2880
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 671978 N 5696791
Decimal Degrees51.39625000, -0.52781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 23.775', W 0° 31.669'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 23' 46.5" N, 0° 31' 40.14" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near St Ann's Hill Rd, Chertsey England KT16, GB
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