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Look at Life - City of Sailors - Portsmouth - 1965, UK


published on 18 March 2021 312

Found on YouTube. Created by "capspread". Recorded on 1965-03-10. Originally published on 2021-03-10.
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Look at Life - City of Sailors - Portsmouth - 1965

Portsmouth is no longer the sea-faring city it once was; this film from the Documentary Series "Look At Life" Volume 5 - Cultural Heritage in 1965 looks at its changing face.

Not just Royal Navy Ships are featured but Merchant Ships are also shown. The changing face of Portsmouth itself - it would be interesting to see another film of what it looks like 56 years later as of now!

Details of Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a port city primarily built on Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire, South East England. It is also known colloquially as Pompey, a nickname shared with HMNB Portsmouth and the Portsmouth Football Club. It is the United Kingdom's only island city. Portsmouth is situated 70 miles (110 km) south-west of London and 19 miles (31 km) south-east of Southampton. Portsmouth's population was recorded as 205,100 in the 2011 UK Census. The city forms part of the South Hampshire conurbation.

The city was extensively bombed in World War II's Portsmouth Blitz (which resulted in the deaths of 930 people), and was the pivotal embarkation point for the 6 June 1944 D-Day landings. In 1982, a large proportion of the task force dispatched to liberate the Falkland Islands deployed from the city's naval base. Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia left the city to oversee the 1997 transfer of Hong Kong which, for many, marked the end of the British Empire.

HMNB Portsmouth, considered the home of the Royal Navy, is the base for two-thirds of the UK's surface fleet. The city has a number of famous ships, including HMS Warrior; the Tudor carrack Mary Rose, and Horatio Nelson's flagship HMS Victory (the world's oldest naval ship still in commission). The former HMS Vernon naval-shore establishment has been redeveloped as the Gunwharf Quays retail park. Portsmouth is among the few British cities with two cathedrals: the Anglican Cathedral of St Thomas and the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. The waterfront and Portsmouth Harbour are dominated by the Spinnaker Tower, one of the United Kingdom's tallest structures at 170 metres (560 ft). Southsea is a seaside resort with an amusement arcade on Clarence Pier.

Some of the vessels shown are:

HMS Victory; F108 HMS Londonderry; F131 HMS Nubian; F125 - HMS Mohawk;

F108 HMS Londonderry
HMS Londonderry was a Rothesay or Type 12 class anti-submarine frigate of the British Royal Navy in service from 1960 to 1984.
Launched 20 May 1958 - Decommissioned 29 March 1984
Sunk as a target 25 June 1989.
Displacement - As built - 2,150 tons standard; 2,560 tons full load.
Length - 370 feet; Beam - 41 feet; Draught - 17 feet
Propulsion - Y-100 plant Two Babcock & Wilcox boilers Two English Electric steam turbines 2 shafts - 30,000 bhp
Speed - 30 knots
Range - 400 tons of oil fuel - 5,200 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Compliment - 152, later 225.

F131 - HMS Nubian
HMS Nubian was a Tribal-class frigate of the Royal Navy in service from 1962 and 1979. She was named after the Nubian ethnic group, located in Egypt and Sudan. She was sunk as a target in 1987.
Launched 6 September 1960
Sunk as target 1987.
Displacement - 2,300 tons standard - 2,700 tons full load.
Length - 360 feet; Beam - 42 feet; Draught 13 feet.
Propulsion - Single-Shaft COSAG - 1 Steam Turbine 12,500 shp (9,300kW)
1 Metrovick G-6 Gas Turbine 7,500 shp (5,600kW)

Speed - 27 knots
Range - 4,500 nautical miles at 12 knots.
Complement - 253
Aircraft carried - 1 x Westland Wasp helicopter.

F125 - HMS Mohawk
HMS Mohawk was a Tribal-class frigate of the Royal Navy in service from 1963. She was named after a tribe of Native Americans located in southeast Canada and New York State. Mohawk was scrapped in 1983.

Launched 5 April 1962
Decommissioned - 1980
Sold for scrap
General Characteristics - same as HMS Nubian.

HMS Victory
HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is best known for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.
She additionally served as Keppel's flagship at Ushant, Howe's flagship at Cape Spartel and Jervis's flagship at Cape St Vincent. After 1824, she was relegated to the role of harbour ship.

In 1922, she was moved to a dry dock at Portsmouth, Great Britain, and preserved as a museum ship. She has been the flagship of the First Sea Lord since October 2012 and is the world's oldest naval ship still in commission, with 243 years' service as of 2021.
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