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Portsmouth is Britain's main naval station and has been since 1540 when Henry VII expanded on the docks and built them into the first royal dockyard.

Portsmouth is famous as the birthplace of Brunel the genius engineer, railway designer and bridge builder and of Charles Dickens. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle actually practised medicine in Southsea and wrote his first Sherlock Holmes novel there. H. G. Wells worked in Portsmouth and Rudyard Kipling, while his parents were in India, spent six years of his childhood in Southsea. Portsmouth is also the port from which Admiral Nelson left aboard "HMS Victory" to win the Battle at Trafalgar where he was killed.

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