Project ID631
DescriptionA revolution in shipbuilding technology took place in the 1800s, from wooden, sail-powered ships to metal-hulled steam-powered vessels. At the same time, the London shipbuilding industry moved from being on the south bank of the river to the north bank. Why were some companies able to transition to the new technologies when others were not?
TypeU3A-led research (SLP)
U3AMembers of London U3As
Organization/partnerMuseum of London Archaeology Dept
Thames Discovery Programme
Year started2017
Source of referenceSLP Flyer
OutputPresentation of the work at Thames Discovery Programme Conference Oct 17
Findings are posted on the Riverpaedia website
Notes7 volunteers took part in this project