Naval Dockyards Society Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference
Saturday 27 March 2021, online, 9.00–3.15 GMT
Dockyards and Baltic Campaigns (1721–2021): Comparisons and Transformations
The Great Northern War concluded 300 years ago, in 1721. Key dockyards included Stockholm, Karlskrona, Copenhagen, Chatham and Kronstadt. The Baltic was no stranger to naval warfare and during the next four centuries would be a theatre for regional wars, world wars and revolutions, witnessing the successive rise and fall of the Swedish and Russian empires. Britain’s concern was often to maintain the balance of power, sending large squadrons into the Baltic to ensure the continued supply of naval stores: especially Russian hemp, Swedish iron and ‘East Country’ timber. This exciting online conference examines the naval dockyards and bases and their communities, both Baltic and British, which were shaped by Baltic naval campaigns during this period.
This conference is sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research
SNR members have a discounted fee of £25.00.
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Naval bases of Sweden – a strategic choice Lars Wedin, Captain Swedish Navy (retd)
Nordstiernen (1703–1785) – ‘the Danish Navy’s Grand Old Lady’ Ida Christine Jorgensen,PhD-student, University of Portsmouth
The Great Yarmouth Naval Support Base and the Baltic Campaigns of 1801 and 1807 to 1814David Higgins, Author and Historian
Suomenlinna – a new community enjoying a long term, sustainable reuse Dr Celia Clark, Naval Dockyards Society
Kronstadt: Peter the Great’s Dockyard Dr Paul Brown, Naval Dockyards Society
The British Navy Role in the Baltic States’ War of Liberation (1918–1919) Dr Chorfi Fatima, Associate Professor, University Oran2, Algeria.
Rebirth of Tallinn seaplane hangars Dr Maris Mändel and Oliver Orro, Tallinn University