3275, issued by the Navy Office in July for building two sloops of war in Bermuda; draught no.

3276, for building the two sloops Bermuda and Indian (the brother of famous British writer Jane Austen, later an Admiral, commanded the latter from her commissioning in Bermuda); draught No. 3276, for fitting out the Bermuda and Indian; draught No.

Many of the buildings being renovated will be used by people from the Americas Cup as well as the ACBDA team, but after that, they will be available to locals.

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4540, for work on the navy schooners Dispatch and Advice; and draught no.

4541, for supplementing the building of the Dispatch and Advice.

Bermuda-built sloops - similar to the one shown above - had unique advantages.

Their construction from Bermuda cedar ensured they were durable and resistant to shipworm.

Restoration work was completed by Overnight Construction and Strikeforce, and was completed on budget.

The building will be rented as a commercial space after the completion of the Americas Cup.2017. More than million has been invested in renovating historic buildings at Dockyard ahead of the Americas Cup.Andrew Dias, general manager at West End Development Corporation, said the landmark building had fallen into disrepair.It was always our intention to make sure this historic building was restored and with the help of a grant from the Ministry of Public Works, work has now been finished, he said.Cedar was plentiful then and unlike oak, from which many of the larger ships were made in the United Kingdom, did not require seasoning.One such Bermuda-built schooner established her own special claim to fame in 1805.The French Navy, which caused the blockade that was the major factor in the British defeat by the Americans, had been smashed. This was why Ireland Island in Sandys Parish, the former separate, narrow serrated island that pushes out into the Atlantic at the extreme north west of Bermuda, formally started to become, from 1809 when it was officially acquired by the British Admiralty, a Royal Navy base of one-time huge significance.