The ledgers in our collection provide an insight into Chatham’s role as an operational Royal Dockyard and the workforce that sustained it.
They include Victorian-era lists of hired workmen of all trades , a record of some of the first women working in the Ropery and Sail & Colour Loft, salary lists, accident books, movement logs, post-war ship repairs and a small collection of apprentice lists.
Our transcribed ledgers can be found here:
Employee Registers – Captain of the Dockyard
Employee Registers – Finance
Employee Registers – General
Employee Registers – Hired Lists
Employee Registers – Officers
Employee Registers – Sail & Colour Loft
Employee Registers – Trades
Employee Registers – Works Dept.
Hurt Books & Medical
Ships & Stores Ledgers
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