Martinique Naval Yard

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HM Naval Yard, Martinique
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Part of Leeward Islands Station
Saint-Pierre in Martinique
TypeNaval Dockyard
Site information
OperatorRoyal Navy
Controlled byNavy Board
Site history
In use1775-1815
Installation information
OccupantsLeeward Islands Squadron

The Martinique Naval Yard was a shore establishment of the Royal Navy located at Saint-Pierre, Martinique in the West Indies. It was first established in 1775 but the island was captured and recaptured between France and Britain until it came under permanent British control from 1794 to 1815, and was a forward refitting and supply base of the Leeward Islands Station.[1]


The British first seized Martinique in 1775 and quickly set about establishing a replenishing and minor repair yard at Saint-Pierre, however the island was recaptured and captured again on off between France and Great Britain. During American Revolutionary War and the final capture of Martinique from France was completed in 1794 and the British established naval yard at to support the Leeward Islands Squadron. It was in operation until 1815 when the French recaptured the island.[2]

Administration of the Stockyard

Master-Attendant, Martinique

  1. 1801, G Stuart.[3]

Master-Shipwright, Martinique

  1. 1801, William Burnett.[4]

Naval Storekeeper, Martinique

  1. 1798-1801, Francis Hayward.[5][6]


  1. Randolph, Cock; Rodger, N.A.M. (2006). "Chapter: Dockyards and other Naval Yards, pp. 204-221.". A guide to the naval records in the National Archives of the UK. London, England.: University of London, Institute of Historical Research. p. 215. ISBN 9781905165162.
  2. Grannum, Guy (2013). Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors: A National Archives Guide. London.: A&C Black. p. 83. ISBN 9781408178867.
  3. The Court and City Register. London, England. 1801. p. 157.
  4. The Court and City Register. p. 157.
  5. Collinge, J.M. "Alphabetical list of officials: A-J British History Online". London, England.: University of London. pp. 81–116. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  6. The Court and City Register. p. 157.