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HER Number:MDV55603
Name:World War II Ship Repair Yard, Coronation Park, Dartmouth

Summary

A former ship repair yard of Second World War date is visible as a range of structures on aerial photographs of 1943 onwards within the park.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 878 517
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOWNSTAL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1413089
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/332/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHIP REPAIR WORKS (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

United States Airforce, 1943, US/7PH/GP/LOC133, US/7PH/GP/LOC133 FV7 7004-05 30-DEC-1943 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351450.

The ship repair yard is visible as a range of structures.


Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 4063; HER 59/59 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

Hangars and Quonsett hutting clearly visible on 1946 aerial photograph.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, RAF/CPE/UK/1890 RS 4062-63 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351061.

The ship repair yard is visible as a range of structures. Map object based on this source.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Map object based on this source.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF 230/CAL/UK/5, NMR SX 8751/4 RAF 30092/SO-0037 15-AUG-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351455.

The former ship repair yard is visible as a range of partly demolished structures.


Royal Air Force, 1950, RAF/541/520, RAF/541/520 RS 4054-55 13-MAY-1950 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352112.

The site of the former ship repair yard has been completely cleared.


Wasley, G., 1994, Devon at War 1939-1945, 146 (Monograph). SDV165766.

Photo reproduced in Wasley includes view of the site from the north. Hards giving access to the repair yard are recorded beside the upper chain ferry and along the embankment. These hards have now been demolished.


Various, 1994, We Remember D-Day, 9 (Article in Serial). SDV341483.

Coronation Park was used as a US Navy ship repair yard (dry) in 1943-4.


Horner, W., 1996, Coronation Park, Dartmouth (Worksheet). SDV341482.

Site of a US Navy dry ship repair yard used in 1943-4. A number of buildings were erected including Nissen type huts and air raid shelters. The site was used for repairing landing craft.


Francis, P., 1997 - 2008, United States Naval Amphibious Supply Base Exeter, Appendix 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV348060.

Workshops were erected in the park by the united States Navy for the repair of amphibious craft.


Collings, A. G., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Scheme, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV336229.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2013-2014, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV351146.

A former ship repair yard of Second World War date is visible as a range of structures on aerial photographs of 1943 onwards within Coronation Park, Dartmouth. The repair yard occupies an area of approximately 2 hectares of recreation ground. The site comprises a range of nissen huts, typically either 13m long or 32m long, as well as three pitched-roofed hangers, measuring approximately 22m long, and a range of smaller huts and temporary structures. The repair yard is first visible on aerial photographs of 1943 and was used to repair landing craft during preparations for the Normandy landings. The site remains visible as a range of partly demolished structures on aerial photographs of 1947 and has been completely cleared by 1950.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4063; HER 59/59.
SDV165766Monograph: Wasley, G.. 1994. Devon at War 1939-1945. Devon at War. Hardback Volume. 146.
SDV336229Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.72. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV341482Worksheet: Horner, W.. 1996. Coronation Park, Dartmouth. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV341483Article in Serial: Various. 1994. We Remember D-Day. 11. Paperback Volume. 9.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV348060Report - Assessment: Francis, P.. 1997 - 2008. United States Naval Amphibious Supply Base Exeter. ARP Report. 8. Digital. Appendix 1.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV351061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1890 RS 4062-63 10-DEC-1946.
SDV351146Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2013-2014. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV351450Aerial Photograph: United States Airforce. 1943. US/7PH/GP/LOC133. United States Airforce. Photograph (Paper). US/7PH/GP/LOC133 FV7 7004-05 30-DEC-1943.
SDV351455Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF 230/CAL/UK/5. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR SX 8751/4 RAF 30092/SO-0037 15-AUG-1947.
SDV352112Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1950. RAF/541/520. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/541/520 RS 4054-55 13-MAY-1950.

Associated Monuments

MDV65818Related to: Building in Coombe Road, Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV56923Related to: Coronation Park, Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV63909Related to: Former Dock Wall, Coronation Park (Monument)
MDV63910Related to: Kings Quay at Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV56231Related to: Slipways to the east of Coronation Park (Monument)
MDV55602Related to: Timber Pond on west side of Combe Mud, Dartmouth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6127 - Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme (NMP) for South-West England - South Coast Devon (Ref: ACD618)

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2016 9:18AM