Britain’s oldest dockyard: Portsmouth through eight centuries: the “towne of Portsmouth is in itselfe a place of great consequence to the state, and doubtlesse would receive much profitt by the shipps lyeing in that harbour”
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This assertion by navy surveyor Edmund Dummer in 1675 remains true today. Dockyards, sited for geopolitical reasons, mould their host cities, driving innovation and investment, craftsmanship and clientelism. Like Karlskrona, Portsmouth’s fortunes mirrored war and peace, growth or decline shaping and affecting its community. Portsmouth Dockyard officers, contractors and workers invariably supported the state in return for patronage. Like Karlskrona, the military and naval infrastructure now supports heritage tourism.
|Title of host publication||International Approaches to Naval Cities and Dockyards|
|Place of Publication||Karlskrona|
|Publisher||Statens Maritima Museer|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Dec 2018|