24 thoughts on “Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

      1. milfordstreet Post author

        We cruise by on a boat one day and there was a huge conical object on the dock. They said it was the nose of a sub undergoing repairs. Supposedly the nose is filled with sensors.

  1. Osyth

    that’s a wonderful picture. I come from a Naval family and I love ports and Naval yards – I don’t know if it’s genetic. Did you know that the Portsmouth in England is generally referred to by locals and sailors as Pompey?

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you, Osyth. Any interesting naval history in the family? I want to do a shoot sometime at the Charlestown Navy Yard. It has been years but I recall some cool buildings and, of course, Old Ironsides.
      Pompey? Really? I would not refer to the NH Portsmouth as that. Cheers!

      1. Osyth

        Pompey is pronounced Pompee rather
        than Pompeii and though there are some rather tenuous suggestions re the Roman
        city I think it is more likely a drunken slurring of the name that stuck! My family have a bit of history, certainly – most notably my mother’s father who was a celebrated Admiral who served in both world wars – sadly he died relatively young when she was only 21 and 9 years before I was born. In my family he is simply Grampa Red Shoes but he was, I think quite a man. One of his sons (also a naval officer of some note) left the navy to study at Harvard Business School and settled eventually in New England. One of his daughters was among the first WRENS (women’s navy) to see active service in WWII. I will write a bit of naval reminiscence one of these days but I think I should visit some ports here first to make the connections on either side of the Atlantic. My pictures won’t be as good as yours, sadly 😦

      2. milfordstreet Post author

        Wow. That is quite the family lineage to be proud of. It will be fun for you to check out some of the ports around here. Have you been down to Newport, RI. It is full of history, naval and otherwise. Have a great day. We have some nice sunshine and tomorrow will be back in the 50s! 😊

      3. Osyth

        I haven’t been yet, but I certainly will. I intend to have a lovely day and I wish you the same … the weather is so bright and clear, it’s hard not to! 🙂

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