NX4744 : Rigg Bay with Mulberry Harbour prototype

taken 12 years ago, near to Garlieston, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Rigg Bay with Mulberry Harbour prototype
Rigg Bay with Mulberry Harbour prototype
Rigg Bay looking Northeast. Visible offshore is a sunken prototype of one of the three types of Mulberry Harbour tested here during World War II. This is the "hippo" type - a floating concrete caisson with a steel superstructure. This type was not selected for use in the Allied invasion, and the caisson has now sunk leaving only the superstructure clearly visible.

Sadly, a storm in 2006 destroyed the remains and now only traces can be seen at low tide.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 20 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 September, 2005
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Wartime relics   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 475 446 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:46.3850N 4:22.3382W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 475 446
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