Southampton, United Kingdom
Town Quay Navigation Marker And Fawley
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The Port of Southampton is a major passenger and cargo port located in the central part of the south coast of England. It has been an important port since the Roman occupation of Britain nearly two thousand years ago, and has a fascinating and multifaceted history. From the Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century, it was of major importance as a centre for Naval shipbuilding and a departure point for soldiers going to war. It also played a central role in the development of hovercraft, flying boat services, seaplanes and the Spitfire fighter. Before the advent of jet travel it was Britain's gateway to the world.
Fawley Refinery is an oil refinery located at Fawley, Hampshire, England. The refinery is owned by Esso, which acquired the site in 1925. It was rebuilt and extended in 1951 and is now the largest oil refinery in the United Kingdom, with a capacity of 330,000 barrels a day. Around 2,300 people are employed at the site.
April 13th, 2013
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