ST3767 : WWII Target Practice Barge anchor chain

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

WWII Target Practice Barge anchor chain
WWII Target Practice Barge anchor chain
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 'barge' was anchored before being sunk.

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. NB: This can only be accessed on extreme low spring tides.
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ST3767, 9 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 October, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009
Category
Shipwreck   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 370 678 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.3756N 2:54.3500W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 371 679
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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