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Portsmouth


Portsmouth is a city on the South coast of England in the UK. As of 2005, the city itself had an estimated population of 189,000, and lies within a larger urban area with a population of 442,252.

Historically, and in fact right to the present day, Portsmouth has been a important base for the Royal Navy, as well as a important commercial base. The city contains the world's oldest dry dock still in use, as well as HMS Victory (Lord Nelson's ship at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805), the oldest naval ship still in commission. HMS Victory although technically still in commission is permanently located in a dry dock and is a museum ship open to the public.

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Here are some facts about Portsmouth:
  1. Portsmouth is a city on the South coast of England.

  2. The city is located 64 miles (103 kilometers) Southwest of London and 19 miles (31 kilometers) Southeast of Southampton.

  3. Portsmouth is the United Kingdom's only island city, as it is mainly located on Portsea Island.

  4. Portsmouth has been an important naval port for centuries. It is still, to this day, home to a Royal Navy dockyard and base, and is also the site of headquarters of the Royal Marine Commandos.

  5. Portsmouth is also a busy ferry port for both passenger and freight traffic.

  6. Portsmouth's main road links are the M275, the A3, and A2030. The M275 connects to the M27.

  7. Portsmouth has four main rail stations. These provide services to London Waterloo, London Victoria, Brighton, Southampton, and other destinations.

  8. The nearest airport is Southampton Airport. London Gatwick and London Heathrow are however less than 2 hours drive away.


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Audacity, Privateer Out of Portsmouth: Continuing the Account of the Life and Times of Geoffrey Frost, Mariner, of Portsmouth, in New Hampshire, as ... Books–Fiction of New England) (v. 2)

By J. E. Fender

Brand: University Press of New England
Paperback (298 pages)

Audacity, Privateer Out of Portsmouth: Continuing the Account of the Life and Times of Geoffrey Frost, Mariner, of Portsmouth, in New Hampshire, as ... Books–Fiction of New England) (v. 2)
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Book two of the Frost Saga continues the exciting nautical adventures launched in The Private Revolution of Geoffrey Frost, hailed as “an auspicious start” by Library Journal and now available in paperback.

Mariner, merchant, and reluctant warrior, Geoffrey Frost has entered the American Revolution on behalf of the colony of New Hampshire, commanding a captured British sloop o’ war and sailing out of Portsmouth to harass the British fleet. As Audacity opens, he is returning from Canada following a daring rescue of American prisoners held at Louisburg when he sails into a fog bank -- and straight into a British convoy shepherded by a thirty-two gun frigate.

In serving the American cause, Frost will impersonate a British merchant, capture several supply ships, order the execution of some of his own countrymen who have turned pirate and renegade, and perform an extraordinary feat of navigation in order to restore two men to the ship of the great explorer Captain James Cook. He will also meet the beguiling and exasperating Lady Cygnet, an opera singer, who promises to enliven and complicate Frost’s life in future volumes.

Penelope Goes to Portsmouth: A Novel of Regency England (Travelling Matchmaker)

By Marion Chesney

St Martins Pr
Hardcover (155 pages)

Penelope Goes to Portsmouth: A Novel of Regency England (Travelling Matchmaker)
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Spinster Hannah Pym, traveling the English countryside by coach, once again has an opportunity to test her expert matchmaking skills.

A former employer's legacy of £5,000 has allowed spinster Hannah Pym to resign from housekeeping and find adventure traveling the English countryside by coach. But adventure soon finds Miss Pym in the form of runaway brides, spirited heiresses, and international refugees, who give her an opportunity to test her expert matchmaking skills.

In the coach to Portsmouth, Miss Pym faces her most difficult matchmaking challenge yet. The lovely Miss Penelope Wilkins, daughter of a rich merchant, would be the perfect match for the handsome Lord Augustus, a nobleman whose fortune is almost depleted. She would be, that is, if the two were at all compatible.

Though strikingly beautiful, the too-practical Penelope seems to stand on quite the opposite cliff from the carefree Lord Augustus. But when the undaunted Miss Pym enlists their help in untangling an intrigue -- and Lord Augustus steals an astounding kiss from the shocked Penelope -- Miss Pym is convinced that her matchmaking expertise will soon bridge any chasm between the reluctant lovers.

Portsmouth

By Laura Pope

Brand: Commonwealth Editions
Hardcover (80 pages)

Portsmouth
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New Hampshire's gateway to the sea is again becoming one of the most exciting cities in New England. It is a New England Landmark worth enjoying.

A Visual Cruising Guide to the Southern New England Coast: Portsmouth, NH, to New London, CT

By James Bildner

James Bildner
Paperback (272 pages)

A Visual Cruising Guide to the Southern New England Coast: Portsmouth, NH, to New London, CT
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  • A Visual Cruising Guide to the Southern New England Coast Portsmouth NH to New London CT
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New concept in navigation provides the perfect complement to your charts and traditional cruising guides

This unique cruising guide features aerial photos matched with chart segments to guide you through channels and harbor approaches. Prepared with input from local experts up and down the coast, hazards, safe channels, and key navigation aids are clearly labeled on photos and charts.

A Visual Cruising Guide to the Southern New England Coast: Portsmouth, NH, to New London, CT

By James L. Bildner

International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Released: 2009-10-21
Kindle Edition (272 pages)

A Visual Cruising Guide to the Southern New England Coast: Portsmouth, NH, to New London, CT
 
Product Description:

New concept in navigation provides the perfect complement to your charts and traditional cruising guides

This unique cruising guide features aerial photos matched with chart segments to guide you through channels and harbor approaches. Prepared with input from local experts up and down the coast, hazards, safe channels, and key navigation aids are clearly labeled on photos and charts.

Portsmouth Through Time (America Through Time)

By Elizabeth C. Jewell

America Through Time
Released: 2017-05-08
Paperback (96 pages)

Portsmouth Through Time (America Through Time)
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As you walk past ancient seaport burial grounds, slanted mossy headstones, and centuries-old neighborhoods, it doesn't take much imagination to be transported back in time. Let Portsmouth Through Time take you on a journey through this old New England seaport city. Explore several surrounding communities and learn their roles in making seacoast New Hampshire, and Maine across the harbor, the captivating region it is today. In this book, a concise, well-researched blend of history is richly illustrated with 184 images, past and present, contrasting 92 select sites from the coastal cities, towns, and villages that have evolved here.
This unique universe is filled with Early and Native American cultural treasures as well as innovative lifestyle opportunities for today. Most of the lore of this land is based on fascinating historical facts.
The scenery along the seacoast beaches, harbors, marshes, and islands is unmatched. Learn about grand hotels, lighthouses, an abandoned prison, and other remarkable places throughout the history-saturated seacoast.
This book will challenge the reader to continue their historical journey, and travel through time to this very special place.


 
 
 

 
 
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