Cockatoo Island: Sydney's Historic Dockyard

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UNSW Press, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 263 pages
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John Jeremy pays tribute to Sydney Harbour's largest and by far most fascinating island in this new edition ofCockatoo Island: Sydney’s Historic Dockyard.The book focuses on the industrial history of Cockatoo Island and is the most detailed account of the dockyard, its administration and activities yet written. It also provides fascinating detail and spectacular archival photography of Sydney Harbour's industrial heart.
  

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Contents

A convict prison
1
The graving docks
7
The early dockyard 18571913
17
Administration under Commonwealth ownership 191392
27
Dockyard development
55
Shipbuilding
70
Ship repair and conversion
114
Submarines
143
Ships built after 1913
218
Major ship repairs and alterations during World War I
226
Transports converted during World War I
228
Transports refitted during World War I
229
Ships reconverted for merchant service after World War I
230
Ship refits and repairs during World War II
231
Ships boilers built during World War II
239
Naval surface ship refits and repairs after 1945
240

Engineering
161
Other activities
172
The people of Cockatoo Dockyard
192
In retrospect
203
Postscript
205
Selected plans and ship drawings
209
Ships built before 1913
216
Submarine refits
242
Docking and slipping of ships at Cockatoo Dockyard
244
Corporate information
247
ENDNOTES
251
INDEX
257
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