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1674 - Staff cuts

Navy Board ordered the Master Shipwright and the Clerk of the Cheque to cut dockyard staff to: -

Shipwrights 120 Joiners 12 Clerk of the Survey 1

Caulkers 20 Bricklayers 5 Pitch Heaters 1

Oakum boys 8 Labourers 10 Ropemakers 18

Sailmakers 3 Sawyer 2

Blockmakers 7 Clerk to the Master Total 218 dismissed.

House Carpenters 10 Shipwright 1