TQ9485 : Shoebury Boom 1

taken 11 years ago, near to Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, Great Britain

Shoebury Boom 1
Shoebury Boom 1
This boom was built of timber during WW2. It runs a mile and 3/4 out to sea from the MOD foreshore on East Beach. A second boom was built on the Isle of Sheppey, opposite Shoeburyness, to create a submarine trap for U-Boats. The boom was reinforced with concrete during the Cold War. I walked out to the corner of this structure at the lowest tide and even then it was dangerous and scary because the tide started coming back really quickly and I was in about six inches of water. I have lots more pictures of this structure on my website if you are interested in this structure. See my other pictures of it.
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TQ9485, 54 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 January, 2007
Category
Cold War relic   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 949 850 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.8569N 0:48.5892E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 948 851
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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