TQ9485 : Shoebury boom

taken 7 years ago, near to Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, Great Britain

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Shoebury boom
Shoebury boom
A post-war structure, formerly much longer than its current 2 km, intended to defend the Thames against hostile shipping. It replaced an earlier parallel boom. There was a similar boom extending from the Kent shore, together they restricted shipping to a more easily defended gap. Listed as an Ancient Monument.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 11 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9493 8513 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.8851N 0:48.5391E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 94672 85285
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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