CRACE, Sir John G. [chairman]. Report of the Committee Appointed to consider the Reorganisation of H. M. I. Dockyard Bombay, Jan-March 1947 No 8. [Mumbay, Technical Committee, 1947].
Foolscap folio. Original half-calf over pebble-grained cloth, gilt-stamped morocco lettering-piece on front cover; hundreds of leaves roneographed from typescript on one side, numerous maps, charts and table (many of which folding), one folding aerial photograph of the dockyard; spine with damage, wear to extremities, internally rather good.
A prelude to an independent Indian Navy had been the widespread mutiny in 1946, which affected the most important dockyard in the recently independent country. Absolutely everything concerning the dockyard was put on a new regulatory footing, from payment of workers, refitting facilities, mooring of the R.I.N. (Royal Indian Navy, as it was still called), housing of staff, recruitment and training of apprentices, health and safety, and criticism of the still existing colonial structures. The volume contains as well navy correspondence prior to independence and memoranda regarding the future of the Navy of India after independence, as well as bound in specimens of forms and minutes of meetings at Navy Headquarters.