Portsmouth Harbors Military and Naval Heritage Nelson H. Lawry

ISBN: 9780738536477

Published: November 22nd 2004

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128 pages


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Portsmouth Harbors Military and Naval Heritage  by  Nelson H. Lawry

Portsmouth Harbors Military and Naval Heritage by Nelson H. Lawry
November 22nd 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780738536477 | 4.42 Mb

Including more than two hundred vintage photographs and illustrations, Portsmouth Harbors Military and Naval Heritage chronicles the history of the Piscataqua Rivers naval shipyard and harbor defenses. Long before it became home to one of the U.S.MoreIncluding more than two hundred vintage photographs and illustrations, Portsmouth Harbors Military and Naval Heritage chronicles the history of the Piscataqua Rivers naval shipyard and harbor defenses.

Long before it became home to one of the U.S. Navys first federal shipyards, the harbor at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine, was protected by gun batteries, mainly at Fort Point, New Castle, New Hampshire. By the end of World War II, modern concrete batteries mounting guns of ever longer range had been constructed at this and three other forts straddling the rivers mouth. These fortifications reflected the increasingly important role of the shipyard, dedicated after 1917 to building submarines that contributed significantly to the World War II victory.



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