Royal Clarence Victualling Yard – David Verghese

6 March @ 8:15 PM 10:00 PM GMT

Doors Open 7:30pm


If you sail in Portsmouth Harbour, you will recognise Royal Clarence Yard as the impressive Victorian buildings on the West bank in Gosport, opposite Portsmouth Dockyard. Have you ever wondered what it is?

Until the early 1800s, ship provisioning and servicing was from small yards in Gosport and Portsmouth, which became impractical, and led to the development of Royal Clarence Yard.

David Verghese will explain how the Royal Clarence Yard in Gosport developed and how it victualled the Royal Navy from the pre-Victorian era to the late 20th century.

David is a resident of Royal Clarence Yard.  He describes himself as a naval researcher on the Royal Navy for the period 1900 – 1970.  He regularly speaks at nautical and maritime venues across the south and west of England, and has authored over 30 naval biographies of officers and men who served in the Royal Navy, especially covering their time in the conflicts of the two World Wars.

He has spent much of the last 2 years researching the rich history of Royal Clarence Yard, and will share a summary of his findings this evening.


Colston Hall

The Memorial Centre, 8 East Common,
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 7AD United Kingdom
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+44 (0) 1753 883759
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David Verghese


Host – Stuart Gaunt


£5 Visitors, (Members Free, CA Members: £2)


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