Portsmouth (locally /ˈpɔːtsməθ/ ( listen)) is a ceety locatit in the ceremonial coonty o Hampshire on the sooth coast o Ingland. Portsmouth is the Unitit Kinrick's ae island ceety, bein mainly locatit on Portsea Island. As a significant naval port for centuries, Portsmouth is hame tae the warld's auldest dry dock still in uise an awso hame tae some famous ships, includin HMS Warrior an Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Altho smawer than in its heyday, the naval base remains a major dockyard an base for the Ryal Navy an Ryal Marine Commandos whose Heidquarters resides thair. Thair is awso a thrivin commercial ferryport servin destinations on the continent for freight an passenger traffic.
The Ceety o Portsmouth an Portsmouth F.C. ar baith eiknamed Pompey. The wird Pompey is thocht tae hae derived frae shippin enterin Portsmouth harbour makkin an entry in their logs as Pom. P. in reference tae Portsmouth Point. Navigational chairts awso uise this abbreviation.
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