The Chatham Dockyard Historical Society is a registered charity (No 287263) composed of about 280 members all of whom are volunteers dedicated to upholding the memory of Chatham Dockyard's contribution to serving the Royal Navy over the past four centuries.
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>>> New volunteers wanted in 2013. If you have the time to spare and are interested in helping, please do call in or contact us.
Working in close partnership with the Historic Dockyard Trust, we run the Museum of the Royal Dockyard, the Royal Dockyard Library and are pleased to assist visitors with any historical query. All CDHS members receive a copy of the Society's Journal, CHIPS, which is published bi-annually.
Next Event - Friday 17th May 2013 - Half Year Progress and Report-Back meeting.
The new ‘Steam Steel and Submarines’ museum gallery was formally opened on Saturday 12th May 2012 by Admiral Mike Boyce KG, GCB, OBE, DL. This opening was a part of the "Ocelot 50 Celebrations" and culminated in a Beating the Retreat by the Band of the Royal Marines.
New Membership Enquiries -- Membership of CDHS is available on either an Annual or Life Member basis.
Please visit our Membership page for more information.
2013 Membership Subscriptions now due = £10.00
Our informative web site has much more information for you to read.
About -- more about CDHS and a list of significant dates in Chatham Dockyard's history
Activities -- describes the Society's interests and work. Includes how to access the Royal Dockyard Library and has a list of our available Research Papers
Membership -- more details about the role of CDHS members and the dockyard museum
Fellowship -- lists the meetings, talks and social events
CHIPS Journal -- has a sample article from an earlier CHIPS Journal
Contact Us -- email CDHS with your comments and enquiries
Links -- our web links through to other naval and historical website.
CHATHAM DOCKYARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Chatham Historic Dockyard,
Kent ME4 4TE
TELEPHONE: 01634 832028
See a location map.
The Countess Mountbatten of Burma (to end August 2012)
His Hon. Andrew Patience QC (from September 2012)
Questions or messages to CDHS? Please use our Contact Us page.