Special Conference – Spring 2025

The 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the Closure of the Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

The Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda was a symbol of British military power for more than 150 years. Today, it’s one of Bermuda’s most popular spots for visitors, home to the island’s biggest cruise ship pier and many restaurants, shops, and attractions. In the spring of 2025, the UK’s Naval Dockyards Society and the National Museum of Bermuda will be holding a Conference in Bermuda commemorating the 75th anniversary of the closure of the Royal Naval Dockyard.

This letter is an invitation to attend the conference and/or contribute a paper.

The Naval Dockyards Society is seeking expressions of interest from potential delegates and speakers for a two-day conference at the National Museum of Bermuda in the spring of 2025. The conference is expected to cover the following content.

• Bermuda Naval Dockyard—Early history

• 1812 Fortifications and conflict with the USA

• The North Atlantic—Second World War

• Dockyard Closure—Personal stories

• Dockyard today—Bermuda’s economic loss and recovery

If you have an interest in attending the conference or submitting a paper, please contact Roger Bendall at the NDS,


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