PORTSMOUTH HARBOR'S MILITARY AND NAVAL HERITAGE (NH) NELSON H. LAWRY, LEO K. POLASKI, & GLEN M. WILLIFORD

PORTSMOUTH HARBOR'S MILITARY AND NAVAL HERITAGE (NH)
PORTSMOUTH HARBOR'S MILITARY AND NAVAL HERITAGE (NH)
Item# ISBN 978-0738536477
$21.99

Including more than two hundred vintage photographs and illustrations, Portsmouth Harborís Military and Naval Heritage chronicles the history of the Piscataqua Riverís naval shipyard and harbor defenses. Long before it became home to one of the U.S. Navyís first federal shipyards, the harbor at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine, was protected by gun batteries, mainly at Fort Point, New Castle, New Hampshire. By the end of World War II, modern concrete batteries mounting guns of ever longer range had been constructed at this and three other forts straddling the riverís mouth. These fortifications reflected the increasingly important role of the shipyard, dedicated after 1917 to building submarines that contributed significantly to the World War II victory. Paperback 128 pages