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1774 - Size of the Dockyard

The value of work performed at the Camber between 16th May 1774 & 27th

September 1776 was £14493. 11s. 10d.

14th January. census of the yard showed that on the 14th January 1774 there were employed in the yard:

Officer…………..22. Bricklayers………….22 Masons………….4

Clerks…...………26 Pitch Heaters……….3 Smith’s…………85

Shipwrights…….861 Riggers……………..67 Foremen…….…..2

Quarter Boys…...33 Rigger’s labourers….20 Spinners………115

Caulkers…………82 Yard Labourers..….293 Winder-uppers ….9

Oakum Boys…….33 Braziers……………..1 Labourers..………14

Joiners…............. 64 Locksmiths………….2 Hatchellers……..18

House Carpenters..82 Sawyers..…………134 Boys…………….8

Wheelwrights…….3 Sail makers…………51 Block makers……4

Plumbers………….2 Scavelmen………75 (Teams) I man, 2 horses….75

In all there were 2.198 men employed within the Dockyard and another 685 on ships in ordinary (reserve) as watchmen and maintenance.