is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of
Hampshire on the south coast of England. Portsmouth is notable for being the
United Kingdom's only island city; it is mainly on Portsea Island. It is
situated 64 miles (103 km) south west of London and 19 miles (31 km)
south east of Southampton.
As a significant naval port for centuries, Portsmouth is home to the world's
oldest dry dock still in use and also home to some famous ships, including HMS Warrior, the Tudor carrack Mary Rose