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1817 - Wages reduced to Peacetime Standards

Dockyard men’s wages reduced to peacetime standards.

Shipwrights pay reduced by 6d a day. 52 rope makers offered work as labourers but later restored. Reductions in rope makers due to the increased use of iron chain for shrouds and stays. Dockyard men formed a co-operative to supply families with meat. (See 1847).