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I NOLTON HAVEN

IPEMBROKE AND PEMBROKE DOCK.…

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PEMBROKE AND PEMBROKE DOCK. ADMIRALTY VISIT TO PEMBROKE DOCK. On Thursday morning the naval shipbuilding yard at Pembroke Dock were officially inspected by the Lords of the Admiralty. Their lordships arrived in the b" ven on Wednesday evening from Queenstowi* in the Admiralty yacht Enchantress," whilst Lord Charles Beresford, the Conservative candidate for the representation of the Pembroke Boroughs, was vent- ing his practical criticism of the weakness and insufficiency of the fleet. The members of the board who were in attendance were Admiral Lord Alcester, Admiral Sir A-tttey Cooper Key. Admiral Brandreth, Colonel Percy Sinit li (head of the works department), and Mr Barnell (surveyor of dockyards). A salute of nineteen gutit4 was fired about ten a.m., when the in. spection began. A thorough inspection of the dock- yard was made, and the Anson and the Howe (on the stocks), and the Collingwood" and "Amphion (which have been launched) were over- looked previous to fitting and armament. About 2 500 men are at present employed in the yard, and ho number of hands is being constantly augmented. The Amphion and the Collingwood have to be got avtiy fi om Pembroke Dock before the end of the Hmmeial year. It is stated that the Admiralty have it on the cards to lay out large amount of money, either at Spike Island, (Ireland), or at Pembroke Dock, in making one of those places a first-class yard for fitting ships, in addition to building them.

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