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|S/W Overlay shows Portsmouth harbour at the year 1939.|
Potsmouth is a significant naval port for centuries, previously the world's largest naval base and home to many famous ships, Portsmouth has declined in recent years but remains a major dockyard and base for the Royal Navy.
|Here are all defense batteries and forts of Portsmouth.||12/14/2005||531|
|Image of Portsmouth harbour, contains ships etc.||10/12/2005||410|
|With a 170 meter high this tower gives his visitors a great overview of Portsmouth habour.||09/18/2005||434|
|Portsmouth Dockyard has been at the forefront of maritime technological developments since it was the site of the world's first dry dock in 1495.|
That was followed in the 1690s by the first stone wet and dry docks which can still be seen today, one being the home to HMS Victory and another to Mary Rose.
|Allows people to easily track between Portsmouth City's cycle map and an aerial view of the city||04/25/2006||519|
|Southsea Castle was built by Henry VIII between 1544 and 1545 to protect Portsmouth against possible French invasion. Its revolutionary design provided for the most efficient use of guns in attack or defence now that artillery dominated warfare.||10/15/2005||396|
|The planning of a U-boat bunker in Bergen started already in late 1940 by Organization Todt, who also made a special group called "Einzatzgruppe wiking". They were set to coordinate the building of the U-boat bunker, as well as other bunkers along the coast. The construction of bunker "Bruno" started one year later. The bunker had 7 pens, including 3 dry-docks and 3 "we...||10/20/2006||2,464|
|The onset of World War II saw the need for increased protection of Portsmouth Harbor that could not be met by any of the other existing forts of the area. Two batteries of modern twin 6-inch guns (200-series), with a range of 15 miles, and a battery of twin 16-inch guns (100-series), with a range of 25 miles, were planned as part of the new defenses. Fort Foster only had room for one new batter...||04/11/2007||888|
|Several ships in Portsmouth harbour/doskyard||05/29/2006||415|
|Aerial photo of the "Micro Beach" area of Saipan, at the end of World War II. This is the area which is now incorporated as The American Memorial Park. Note the many buildings within the current park boundaries, and in the surrounding Garapan area; the "inner cove" and "outer cove" marinas at Smiling Cove, and the busy harbor area including "Baker Dock" s...||03/21/2007||767|
|Fratton Park has been home to Portsmouth Football Club since 1898. Two English Champions, Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and C B Fry are two famous names amongst the many how have played for the club over the years. ||02/26/2006||390|