Mulberry Harbour- Pheonix Caisson by handymaurice

Mulberry Harbour- Pheonix Caisson

This is one of a few components of the WW2 Mulberry harbours that were used in 1944 for the invasion of Normandy at Omaha and Gold beaches.

This is a Pheonix Caisson - a large concrete structure which was built then sunk (to keep it out of enemy view) refloated and sailed over to Normandy. A number remain around the UK coast, either because they were faulty, broke-up or sank not to be refloated - This is in Portland Harbour, Dorset
Great scene
June 14th, 2016  
Very interesting. It's a great image. I like the way you've captured the past and present so gracefully. On a side note, that big chunk sure is jarring within the view.
June 14th, 2016  
@vstap @evalieutionspics thank you - it was more a documentary shot in my view - agree it is a "jarring" element - but part of our heritage - I am surprised there have never been plans to float it to another location
June 16th, 2016  
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