Whitehaven

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Whitehaven

(hwīt`hāvən), town (1991 pop. 27,512), Cumbria, NW England, at the mouth of Solway Firth. Whitehaven is a seaport and industrial town. There are chemical works, iron foundries, and other industries. Whitehaven was attacked by John Paul JonesJones, John Paul,
1747–92, American naval hero, b. near Kirkcudbright, Scotland. His name was originally simply John Paul. Early Life

John Paul went to sea when he was 12, and his youth was adventure-filled.
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 in 1778 and by a German submarine in 1918. Local Calder Hall is the site of Britain's first nuclear power station.