SY6874 : Mulberry harbours, off Castletown, Portland

taken 6 years ago, near to Fortuneswell, Dorset, Great Britain

Mulberry harbours, off Castletown, Portland
Mulberry harbours, off Castletown, Portland
Two of these huge concrete 'Phoenix' caissons - devised for the D-Day landings of 1944 - have somehow come to rest here, in Portland Harbour. Shot taken from Castletown Slipway, not many yards west of the dockyard gates - beyond which there is no routine public access.

A further example is to be found off Shoeburyness, in the Thames Estuary: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 27 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Construction, Development  Docks, Harbours  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6873 7461 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:34.2235N 2:26.5750W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6882 7440
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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