SU6102 : Mothballed Warships by The Dolphins, Portsmouth Harbour

taken 6 years ago, near to Hardway, Hampshire, Great Britain

Mothballed Warships by The Dolphins, Portsmouth Harbour
Mothballed Warships by The Dolphins, Portsmouth Harbour
Five unidentified Royal Navy warships berthed near the MOD Dolphins facility (LinkExternal link ) at Fareham Lake in Portsmouth Harbour.
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 613 021 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.9122N 1:7.8063W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 616 019
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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