1816 - Post War Discharge of PersonnelThree hundred artificers were discharge from the Dockyard in March, and 30 ships were ordered to be broken up. In August the distress in the Town was so great that it was said 4,500 persons were in receipt of relief. Soup kitchens made their first appearance in
Last batch of French prisoners of war sent home (see 1813).
402 Dockyard workers were laid off. (see 1821, 1822)