1965 Press Photo Women Keel-Haulingm Chatham Dockyard
A Fighting Ship's Keel - Well And Truly Laid... First Class Job - By A Team of Women...
They started building a new submarine at Chatham dockyard - Kent... With one of those rare touches of sentiment - the Keel was winched into position by a team of women.. Some of the women were officers in the Royal Canadian Navy; - the submarine, of the Oberon class is being built for Canada. Mrs. Mary Hog, wife of Rear Admiral I.L.T. Hogg, Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard - was in charge of the "Keel haulers" and officially pronounced the keel "well and truly laid"... Keel-layers traditionally get a symbolic payment for their work.. Mrs. Hogg received a newly minted Canadian dollar set in a casket of English oak lined with Canadian cedar.. Helpers each received a silver half dollar....
Keystone Photo Shows:- The Dockyard workers look on as the women carry out the task of Keel-hauling at Chatham Dockyard.
Photo measures 8 x 10.25 inches.
Photo is dated 3-26-1965.
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