1855Llanion Hut camp.1859-1862France launches her first ironclad warship, La Gloire. Armoured vessels used inAmerican CivilWar.1861HMS Warrior completed, theRoyal Navy's first ironclad.1862HMS Prince Consort launched, Pembroke Dockyard's first ironclad screw ship.1864Pembroke andTenby Railway reaches Pembroke Dock. In 1866 the line links with Whitland.1865Cholera epidemic inPennar1870"Forster's Education Act" introduces boardschools.Pennar, Albion Square andLlanionschools follow.1874Sir Edward Reed, chairmanof Milford Haven Shipbuilding ... Co., elected MP for PembrokeBoroughs.1877Japanese corvette Hi Yei launched at Jacob's Pill private yard.1882-1888Battleships Edinburgh, Collingwood, Howe, Anson, constructed inRoyal Dockyard.1888Local Government Act-Pembrokeshire County Council follows.PembrokeDock to elect County Councillors.1889Welsh IntermediateEducation Act permits County Councils toestablish secondary schools, eg .Pembroke Dock County Intermediate School (1895-9).1891-1896Battleships Empress of India, Repulse, Renown, Hannibal, constructed in Royal Dockyard. 1897-1899Meyrick Wards.c. 1901Carr Jetty. It is now possible to installships' engines & heavy equipment within the Dockyard. 1901-1907Armoured (heavy) cruisers Drake, Essex, Cornwall, Dukeof Edinburgh, Warrior, Defence constructed in Royal Dockyard.1902"Balfour Education Act" abolishes school boards. Borough & County Council educationcommittees now responsible forelementary & secondary schools.c. 1903Llanion Barracks (brick).1905Town water supply is complete, with reservoirs & street hydrants. Drainage scheme,begun1900, under way.1906HMS Dreadnought launched, the standard for future battleships.PembrokeDockyardlacks capacity to constructsuch vessels.1908-1912Scout cruisers Boadicea, Bellona, Blanche, Bolnde, Active, Amphion, Fearless constructed in Royal Dockyard.
1914PembrokeDock's centenary: Albion Square lamp standard commemorates, andgiant Procession celebrates, the town's first hundred years.1914-1918Worldwar I. Dockyard builds light cruisers, submarines & tanker, with larger workforce. War may have postponed closure. Bush Campmakes PembrokeDock an even larger Army depot, with more than4000 soldiers intown. 1926Against a background ofnational economic depression, in the year of the General Strike ...Closure of Pembroke Dockyard brings mass unemployment. Many craftsmen seek workelsewhere. 1930RAF Pembroke Dock established.Biplane flying boats arrive.1939-1945WorldWar II.RAF Pembroke Dock becomes world's largest operational flying boat base. Sunderland &Catalina flying boats seek out enemy submarines.1940-1941Air raids. Enemy bombers ignite Pennar oil tanks, & bring massive destruction totown. 1944Education act plans reshaped secondary education, particularly grammar and secondary modern schools-shortlyafter which ...County Intermediate School becomes Pembroke Grammar School, and Coronation school becomes "secondary modern" school.1945-Post war developments include ... -Council housing-Pennar & Bush estates-Factories atKingswood, later alongFerry Lane.-Marine industries in Dockyard,particularly R.S. Hayes group ofcompanies.1949-c.1955Dock Leaves, arts magazine, published fromPembroke Dock.1955-7Pater Hall built on site of bombed Temperance Hall.1957-1959Rundown & closure of RAFPembrokeDock.1957-1971Development of larger oiltankers, for which Milford Haven is an ideal harbour.Boom in building oil refineries & heavy industry along MilfordHaven. This brings work & prosperityfor PembrokeDock.1961-1971Sunderland ML824 exhibited next tomotor museum in Dockyard. The aircraft is now at RAFHendon.1967Last regiment leaves Llanion Barracks.
1973Secondary education reorganizedPembrokeGrammar School and Coronationsecondary modern merge into Pembroke Comprehensive School.1974Local government reorganization.Endof Pembroke Borough Council.Many functions are takenover by South Pembs District Council, with office at the oldLlanion Barracks-until further changesestablish a newPembrokeshire County Council, 1996. 1975Haven Bridge opens-endof Hobbs'Point -Neyland ferry service.1979-Irish ferry terminal inDockyardLater 20th c.Developments include:-Port of Pembroke in Dockyard-Supermarkets in LondonRoad area -Co-op, Lidl, Tesco, Kwiksave. -New libraryon reclaimed land.Pembroke power station closes after much debate onpollution& orimulsionfuel.-Call centre opens next to bridge.-Golf course onBarrack Hill.-Housing onoldPennar Barracks site.1986The new Pembroke Dock Town Council takes office.2001Gun tower museumopens, presentingPembrokeDock's shipbuilding and military history.2006August 8th The Captain Superintendents house , an imposing residence adjoining the dockyard gate and lately the Commodore Hotel was gutted by fire in the early hours