Catalogue description Admiralty: Chemical Department, Portsmouth: Reports

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Reference: ADM 248
Title: Admiralty: Chemical Department, Portsmouth: Reports

Reports of the Admiralty Chemical Department, Portsmouth, and its successor, the Central Dockyard Laboratory, Portsmouth. The reports in this series are mainly in three sub-series, dealing with tests and trials of lubricants, metals and paints.

Date: 1939-1959
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Admiralty Central Dockyard Laboratory, 1956-1977

Admiralty Chemical Department, 1870-1956

Physical description: 47 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Administrative / biographical background:

The Admiralty Chemical Department, Portsmouth, originated in the appointment of an Admiralty Chemist in 1870. In 1956 it absorbed some of the functions and laboratories of the Central Metallurgical Laboratory, and was renamed the Central Dockyard Laboratory, Portsmouth. In 1977 it became a division of the Admiralty Marine Technology Establishment. It provides a range of Support Services for fleet and share establishments, including metallurgy, chemistry, biology, paint technology and reactor chemistry research.

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