SU6800 : Ferry Point, South Hayling

taken 2 months ago, near to Eastney, Portsmouth, Great Britain

Ferry Point, South Hayling
Ferry Point, South Hayling
The white concrete structure out in the middle of Langstone Harbour is an old Concrete Mulberry Caisson. These were constructed here and towed across the English Channel to the assault beaches of France, and sunk together to form temporary breakwaters to assist the allied forces in unloading their trucks, tanks and weaponry on what has become known as "D Day" 6th of June 1944. The start of the WW2 liberation of Europe.
But this one was found to be faulty and was not used. It remains to this day, sitting on a sandbank.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 31 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 4 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6881 0037 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.9289N 1:1.4987W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6884 0002
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