Ascension Dockyard
HM Dockyard, Ascension
Type Naval Dockyard
Country United Kingdom
Founded 1816
Abolished 1922
Headquarters Georgetown, Ascension Island
Operator Royal Navy
Controlled by Navy Board (1544-1832)
Controlled by Board of Admiralty (1832-1964)

Ascension Dockyard was established in 1816 as part of a small naval base in Georgetown, Ascension Island, South Atlantic. It was part of the Ascension Station and existed until 1922.

1) History

Ascension Dockyard was part of a small naval base that was established in Georgetown, Ascension Island, South Atlantic in 1816 following Napoleon's imprisonment on Saint Helena; it went on to serve as a victualling, repair and supply station for the West Africa Squadron. A Naval Hospital was established on site in 1832, and new facilities for servicing steam warships were added in the 1860s. Naval activity had substantially decreased by the end of the 19th century, but the island remained under Admiralty control until 1922.

2) Sources

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License