TR0924 : Phoenix Caisson

taken 10 years ago, near to Littlestone-on-Sea, Kent, Great Britain

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Phoenix Caisson
Phoenix Caisson
Part of the Mulberry harbours that were assembled for D-Day in June 1944. The caissons were the main protective breakwater for the pier and over 200 were constructed filled with compressed air and designed to sink or float as was necessary. This one was towed to the East Road from its construction point in the Thames then sunk so as to avoid detection to be resurrected (Hence the name) when needed on D-Day. Unfortunately this one got stuck in the silt and sand on the sea floor and has remained there ever since becoming visible at low tide. A low spring has enabled me to walk into the square and take the image using a zoom to get a close up view.
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TR0924, 4 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009
Category
Military installation (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 094 246 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:58.9823N 0:58.9926E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 091 241
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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