Torpoint's sea link to Plymouth (and Devonport) is by the Torpoint Ferry. The three ferry boats that operate this service are propelled across the river by pulling themselves on chains. These chains sink to the bottom to allow shipping movements in the river. The ferry journey takes 7 minutes.
Torpoint has a population of 8,457 (2001 census). In the Cornish language Torpoint is called Penntorr, which is also the name of a local folk band.
Due to the presence of Devonport Dockyard, the town grew as Dockyard workers settled there. The establishment of the Royal Navy's main training facility, HMS Raleigh also increased the population of Torpoint.
Falmouth Host Torpoint in Season Opener ; Football: Carlsberg South West Peninsula League Fixtures Announced ++ Throgmorton Cup Draw
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