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Davonport, a municipal and parliamentary borough and port of Devonshire, returning two members to Parliament. It is on the Hamoaze, a part of the estuary of the Tamar, and forms one continuous town with Plymouth. It is protected on the N.E. and E. by a bastioned wall and a ditch cut in the solid rock, and heavy batteries on Mount Wise defend the sea approach. The town is a naval and military station, and has royal dockyards, to the presence of which it owes its prosperity, since there are no special industries save those connected with the dockyards and the military and naval requirements.