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Rosyth is best known for the large Royal Navy dockyard, construction of which began in 1909. The town was planned as a 'garden city' with accommodation for the construction workers and dockyard workers. Today, the dockyard is almost 1,300 acres (5 km²) in size, a large proportion of which was reclaimed during construction.
Rosyth's dockyards became the very first in the Royal Navy to be privatised when a company named Babcock Inernational acquired the site in 1997. The privatisation followed almost a century of contribution to the defence of the United Kingdom which spanned two World Wars and the Cold War with Russia (during which Rosyth became a key nuclear submarine maintenance establishment).
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