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1830 - HMS EXCELLENT Gunnery School Established; Dockyard Reductions; RN Conditions Improved

HMS “Excellent” Gunnery School established on ships in the harbour. (The establishment did not move to the shore base at Whale Island until 1891 (see 1891).

Reductions in all dockyards to 7,000 total. “Chips” money stopped saving £8,000 a year (see 1638 & 1803).

Impressments ceased (although they had not been used since 1815).

Pay and conditions improved in Royal Navy.