ST3767 : WWII Target Practice Barge

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Wick st Lawrence, North Somerset, Great Britain

WWII Target Practice Barge
WWII Target Practice Barge
This was one of 2 barges deliberately sunk in WWII to provide target practice for fighter aircraft protecting the cities and ports in the northern Bristol Channel. This is the larger 'barge', really a small coaster, has twin boilers and carried a cargo of ballast.

This area has the second highest tidal range in the world and has many hazards - DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REACH THIS BARGE unless you are fully prepared and have a good knowledge of the local tides and dangers. Please advise the Coastguard if you plan a visit.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 October, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 370 678 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.3648N 2:54.3585W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 371 678
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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