Talk:HMNB Devonport

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My understanding is that HMS Drake (HMS Vivid before 1932) is specifically the RN Barracks at Keyham, adjascent to the dockyard site[1]. Should this be made clear in the article? Alansplodge (talk) 16:03, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Guz - nickname for HMNB Devonport[edit]

Paragraph 2 of this article states that Guz, the nickname for Devonport, comes from "...an obsolete unit of length used in parts of Asia...." which in part seems to have been lifted directly from the Wiki article Guz and, indeed, links to it. However, the citation for the paragraph merely states that Guz is the nickname and offers no explanation as to its origin [1].
I wasn't very happy with that because it was entirely not my understanding of the origin of the nickname. There is a reliable source - a Royal Naval Museum web page [2] - which both supports my belief that the origin is the less exotic "Guzzle", and confirms that it is a nickname for the place, so I've made that change, removed the link to the [Guz] measurement and cited the RN museum as the source.JH49S (talk) 11:49, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

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Picture "Dry Docks in Use" is of Portsmouth, not Devonport[edit]

The picture Dry Docks in Use, under the section "Today" in fact depicts dry dock facilities in Portsmouth rather than Devonport. This can be seen on Google Maps by searching for Fountain Road, Portsmouth which forms the northern limit of the dockyard there. This is the road in the upper left portion of the picture.

The picture has been taken facing East looking into the main part of the basin at Portsmouth. 81.156.208.31 (talk) 21:51, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Well spotted! I didn't check Google Maps, but you're obviously correct based on the other photos in the series (e.g. File:UK Defence Imagery Naval Bases image 05.jpg shows the same scene from another angle, and it's visible on the left of this wider scene, which is definitely not Devonport). I've removed it from the article and will correct the file description.  —SMALLJIM  22:38, 22 May 2016 (UTC)