Monday, 11 November 2013

Progress or Desertion?

Portsmouth has lost its shipbuilding industry....but so have many other yards in the past. Times change and so does the Navy. At one time Chatham, Woolwich, Deptford, Greenwich, and even Smallhythe built Navy vessels. Could this just be a natural evolution of our Navy's needs?

1 comment:

William Epps said...

Indeed an interesting decision and, whilst I would agree that many dockyards have closed over the last thirty to forty years, Portsmouth is a bit special. Very much the home of the home of the Royal Navy with the longest warship building history in the country.

It does rather smack of assistance to the Scottish union cause, but one has to wonder why. Surely the temptation to get rid of over fifty Labour MPs must be great for the rest of the country's prospects.