The North Basin Building #3 the Anchor Restaurant has also undergone renovation work including a roof replacement.Mr Dias added: Dockyard is a very important part of Bermudas tourism product and it is imperative that we at Wedco do not stand still.Bermuda-built sloops - similar to the one shown above - had unique advantages.Their construction from Bermuda cedar ensured they were durable and resistant to shipworm.I am extremely pleased with the work the contractors have done in such a short space of time, the One Bermuda Alliance MP said yesterday.
When finished, we anticipate that it will be home to a range of commercial activities adding even more life and more attractions to Dockyard.
3275, issued by the Navy Office in July for building two sloops of war in Bermuda; draught no.
3276, for building the two sloops Bermuda and Indian (the brother of famous British writer Jane Austen, later an Admiral, commanded the latter from her commissioning in Bermuda); draught No. 3276, for fitting out the Bermuda and Indian; draught No.
We have to continually invest and reinvent ourselves to keep us ahead of the competition. As it looks today, a far cry from its original purpose dating back to 1795 as a fortified Royal Navy Dockyard following Britain's defeat by the USA in the 1776 to 1783 American Revolution. With the Militia Act 1794 and the end of the American War of Independence, Bermuda began to assume an importance to the Admiralty that would see it become the base of the North America and West Indies Squadron, and the site of the only full Naval dockyard West of Portsmouth, England except for Halifax in Nova Scotia and of possibly more strategic importance in the event of invasion of Canada by the USA.
The Royal Navy Dockyard subsequently built in Bermuda was designed not primarily for defence but for attack, from which to launch a Royal Navy invasion of the USA.