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About this facility

Our engineering workshops include extensive facilities for bench and hand fitting, as well as the use of machine tools, welding, marine power plant and electrical maintenance.

There are laboratories for thermodynamics, mechanical and control engineering experiments, as well as a specialised control laboratory for electronic navigational systems operations and the maintenance of radars, navigational aids and control systems.

The training programme that takes place in the workshops covers all marine engineering workshop skills elements, including use and care of hand tools, measuring equipment, drilling machines, centre lathes, vertical milling machines, off-hand grinding machines and welding equipment. The programme then advances to cover maintenance skills, assembly skills and electrical/electronic practice. All training is mandatory and is normally undertaken as part of one of the engineer officer of the watch unlimited certification programmes.

The marine engineering workshops are located at our cadet education centre at St Mary's, Southampton.