SU6200 : HMS Warrior and Other boats

near to Gosport, Hampshire, Great Britain

HMS Warrior and Other boats
HMS Warrior and Other boats
Near to the Common Hard at Portsmouth Harbour as a seagull swoops onto the railing
Portsmouth Harbour :: SU6201
Portsmouth Harbour is a large natural harbour. Geographically it is a coastal inlet formed by the partial submergence of an unglaciated river valley that remains open to the sea. It is the drowned valley of a stream flowing from Portsdown into the Solent River. The city of Portsmouth lies to the east on Portsea Island, and Gosport to the west on the mainland. At its north end is Portchester Castle, of Roman origin and the first fortress built to protect the harbour.

The mouth of the harbour provides access to the Solent. It is best known as the home of the Royal Navy, HMNB Portsmouth. Because of its strategic location on the south coast of England, protected by the natural defence of the Isle of Wight, it has since the Middle Ages been the home to England's (and later Britain's) navy. The narrow entrance, and the forts surrounding it gave it a considerable advantage of being virtually impregnable to attack from the sea.

In modern times, the harbour has become a major commercial ferry port, with regular services to Le Havre, France, Cherbourg, France, St Malo, France, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight. There is a passenger ferry to Gosport. It is also a major area for leisure sailing. Recently, a large area of the former naval dockyard has been redeveloped into the Gunwharf Quays development, including the Spinnaker Tower.

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Monday, 4 June, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 4 June, 2012
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Docks, Harbours  Defence, Military 
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Portsmouth 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 62934 00220 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.8880N 1:6.5023W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 62999 00262
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