The Camber Shipyard at Wellington Barracks during the Japanese Occupation 1942-1945
Elizabeth Ride has kindly sent the sketch map and key from a February 1945 BAAG report shown below.
Stephen Davies: This was also known at the Boat Pool. gwulo has a map shown in the its link below which shows the Camber as the small basin to the right, ie east, of the main basin.
Hugh Farmer: Some mystery surrounds this shipyard. There is a lack of information and images presumably because it was military and therefore not in the business of broadcasting what went on there, nor encouraging photography. Indeed was it a Navy or Army shipyard? see gwulo below.
Any information about The Camber would be welcomed.
- http://gwulo.com/atom/19407 – “The Camber – That’s the name of the small basin and slip above Wellington Barracks. On a 1920s map, it looks as though the buildings around the Camber belonged to the Army. So was the Camber specifically for Army use, or was it shared with the Navy?”
- http://gwulo.com/node/13643 – Boat Pool / Camber, Naval Dockyard
- http://gwulo.com/node/3042 – Wellington Barracks
- wikipedia – Wellington Barracks
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