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2 Jan 1841 Assistant Surgeon Charles D A. Newmark, appointed to the Plymouth Dockyard ; 6 Feb 1841 Mr. J. Fincham is appointed foreman of Plymouth dockyard. 17 Dec 1841, Rear Admiral of the Red, Sir Samuel Pym, appointed to be Superintendent of Plymouth Dockyard in ordinary is to hoist his flag on board the San Josef. 11 Oct 1861 Increase of the Salary of Master Attendant of Devonport Dock Yard to £600.
11 Oct 1861 Increase of the Salary of Assistant Master Attendant of Devonport Dock Yard to £500.
Apr 1889 it is proposed to begin the construction of electric lighting equipment in the dockyard : initially 2 sets of dynamos are to be made for the Rupert and three sets for other ships.
4 Jan 1892 Devonport, electricity is being used to light ships under construction, which has been done for some years at Portsmouth.
1897 homing pigeon lofts established at Devonport.
1899 school of Telegraphy established at Devonport.