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|HMS Plymouth is a Rothesay class frigate, which served in the United Kingdom Royal Navy from 1959 to 1988. She was named after the English city of Plymouth. Since decommissioning as a warship, HMS Plymouth has been preserved, and opened to the public at various United Kingdom ports.||12/17/2009||764|
|The first stone defences in Plymouth were those of the 15th century Plymouth Castle of which only a very small part of one tower remains near the Citadel. Previous to this the main local defences were at Plympton, but the importance of this castle faded as the River Plym silted up.|
In the first half of the 16th century six blockhouses were built along the shore. A fort was constr...
|Plymouth's Royal Citadel was built in the late 1660s as King Charles II decided it was necessary after the Dutch Wars of 1664-67 to realise the importance of Plymouth as a channel port.||10/11/2005||415|
|William Bradford (c.1590 in The Manor House, Austerfield – c.1657) was an English Separatist leader in Leiden, Holland and in Plymouth Colony. He was a signatory to the Mayflower Compact and served as Plymouth Colony Governor five times covering about thirty years between 1621 and 1657. His journal 'Of Plymouth Plantation' covering the period from 1620 to 1657 in Plymouth Colony is an important...||11/19/2013||232|
|Smeaton’s Tower is one of Plymouth’s most prominent landmarks. Designed by John Smeaton, construction began in 1756 and was completed in 1759. For 123 years, it warned ships of the dangerous Eddystone Rocks located some 22 kilometers off the coast of Plymouth.||10/10/2005||434|
|This view of Torpoint shows the effects of German bombing. The town’s location west of Plymouth meant that it sustained heavy bomb damage during the Plymouth Blitz in early 1941. Towards the left is the circular concrete hard standing of a barrage balloon base. To the right of this a row of terraced houses has been cleared after being destroyed during a bombing raid. Following this street down ...||12/05/2009||609|
|With the updated imagery in England, you can now see a total of 6 British Submarines stationed in Plymouth, England.||06/05/2007||897|
|Royal Navy's Barracks in Devonport Plymouth Devon UK All so know as Drake Barracks or H.M.S.Drake it is attached to H.M.Naval Dockyard Plymouth which is now the main Maintance Base for the Royal Navy Drake Barracks was also the home of the Devonport Field Gun Crew who used to take part in the inter command Field Gun competion which used to be held at the Royal Tourament at Earls Court in London...||02/13/2006||540|
|Drake's Island is a 2.6 ha island lying in Plymouth Sound. It was from here that Drake sailed in 1577 to return in 1580 having circumnavigated the world. In 1583 Drake was made governor of the island.||10/11/2005||466|
|A image error shows the lighthouse on the Breakwater near Plymouth Sound twice. Also in the middle of the Breakwater is the Breakwater Fort. Building work on the Breakwater Fort started in 1860 and went on until 1880. It was part of the ring around Plymouth, coming between Fort Bovisand to the east and Picklecombe Fort to the west. It had 2-foot thick steel armour-plating, and a gun hoist (stil...||10/15/2007||1,563|
|The Castle Neideck was first mentioned in 1219|
It was one of the biggest German castle complexes in that time.
On September the 14th in 1347, the lord of the castle, Konrad von Schluesselberg, was killed by an enemy and teh castle was destoyed
Today it is one of the most familiar emblems of the Frankonian Switzerland
|Kaunas Castle is considered the oldest castle in Lithuania. About a third of the castle survives today.|
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Kaunas Castle is located in Kaunas, Lithuania. Archeological evidence suggests that it was originally built during the mid-14th century, in the Gothic style. Its site is strategic – a rise on the banks of the Nemunas River near its confluence with...