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Submarine Defence Boom Shoeburyness

By ttiger8  
The original Shoebury defence boom was built in 1940 to prevent enemy submarines sneaking into the Thames. It stretched out from Shoebury on the Essex side of the Thames estuary and to Minster on the Kent side to the furthest sand banks. The deep water section between the two 'piers' was defended by a complex system of metal mesh gates, suspended from anchored ships. The current Shoebury boom is a cold war replacement built after WW2 and not all of it has survived. The Kent section was removed, but the first mile and a half of the Essex boom is still standing.

Tags: Landscape and travel Defence Boom Shoebury essex

Voters: photowanderer, bobpaige1, arnieg and 14 more


7 Aug 2016 5:52PM
Beautiful image ...
Bantu 8 7 1 India
8 Aug 2016 6:10AM
Very nice focus and capture.

Nouche 6 4 Switzerland
8 Aug 2016 6:52PM
Great shot. And thank you for that wonderful piece of historical information. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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