Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust Restoration of HMS Gannet (1878)
I write to confirm that Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is very happy to provide a testimonial to your company’s services and workmanship demonstrated during the major restoration works that you undertook to the former HMS Gannet.
This was a complex project, undertaken with a limited budget under close scrutiny by the Trust and the projects principal funder, the Heritage Lottery Fund. The restoration works included major deck and hull structure repairs, complete re-coppering, re-masting and re-rigging and the reconstruction of deck housings and other structures.
The work was completed on time and budget to a high standard following original methods and techniques in accordance with the ship’s conservation plan.
We would therefore be most happy to talk positively about our experience with you to any prospective customer.
Bill Ferris, Chief Executive
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust.