"following his father from Chatham to Devonport"
Devonport Naval Base
Public DomainDevonport Naval Base - Credit: Follash

Chatham grew up around the Royal Navy dockyard established by Henry VIII and later improved by Charles I. The Naval base closed in the early 1980s.

Devonport is a suburb of Plymouth in Devon. The Naval base at Devonport is one of the largest in Western Europe.

 

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