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Mulberry Harbour Prototype - Beetle Pontoon near to Garlieston

Mulberry Harbour Prototype - Beetle Pontoon near to Garlieston

Rocky shore of Port Whapple with washed up beetle pontoons. The beetle pontoons were parts of floating roadways on Mulberry harbours used during the D-day landings. These pontoons were used during testing of floating harbour concepts in Garlieston village in the 1940s.
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Remains of the Mulberry Harbour - Beetle Pontoon

Remains of the Mulberry Harbour - Beetle Pontoon

Beetles were pontoons that supported the "Whale" piers. They were moored in position using wires attached to "Kite" anchors which were also designed by Allan Beckett. These anchors had such high holding power that very few could be recovered at the end of the War; the only known surviving one is displayed in a private museum at Vierville-sur-Mer.
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Mulberry Harbour Remains - Beetle Pontoon

Mulberry Harbour Remains - Beetle Pontoon

Beetles were pontoons that supported the "Whale" piers. They were moored in position using wires attached to "Kite" anchors which were also designed by Allan Beckett. These anchors had such high holding power that very few could be recovered at the end of the War; the only known surviving one is displayed in a private museum at Vierville-sur-Mer.
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Mulberry Harbour B

Mulberry Harbour B

A reconnaissance picture of the Mulberry Harbour made during WWII.
The Mulberry harbours were two prefabricated or artificial military harbours, which were carried across the English Channel from Britain with the invading army and assembled off the coast of Normandy as part of the D-Day invasion of France.
The remains of Mulberry 'B' can still be seen off the Normandy coast at Ar...
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Remains of the Mulberry Harbour - Phoenix Element

Remains of the Mulberry Harbour - Phoenix Element

The Phoenix breakwaters were a set of reinforced concrete caissons constructed by civil engineering contractors around the coast of Britain in World War II. They were collected and sunk at Dungeness, the Cant, and Pagham , and then towed across the English Channel to form the Mulberry harbour breakwaters together with the 'Gooseberry' block ships.

Several Phoenix breakwaters are ...
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Remains of the Mulberry Harbour - Phoenix Breakwater

Remains of the Mulberry Harbour - Phoenix Breakwater

The Phoenix breakwaters were a set of reinforced concrete caissons constructed by civil engineering contractors around the coast of Britain in World War II. They were collected and sunk at Dungeness, the Cant, and Pagham , and then towed across the English Channel to form the Mulberry harbour breakwaters together with the 'Gooseberry' block ships.
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Several Phoe...
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Mulberry Harbour B, Arromanches

Mulberry Harbour B, Arromanches

A Mulberry Harbour was a type of temporary harbour developed in World War II to offload cargo on a beach during the Allied invasion of Normandy.
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Mulberry Harbour Prototype near to Garlieston

Mulberry Harbour Prototype near to Garlieston

Visible offshore is a sunken prototype of one of the three types of Mulberry Harbour tested here during World War II. This is the "hippo" type - a floating concrete caisson with a steel superstructure.

Remains of a Mulberry Harbour Protoype (floating harbours used during the 2nd World War D-Day landings) pictured at an extremely low tide. The floating harbours were tes...
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D-Day Mullberry Harbour

D-Day Mullberry Harbour

A Mulberry Harbour was a type of temporary harbour developed in World War II to offload cargo on a beach during the Allied invasion of Normandy.

By June 9, just 3 days after D-Day, two harbours codenamed Mulberry 'A' and 'B' were constructed at Omaha Beach and Arromanches, respectively. However, a large storm on June 19 destroyed the American harbour at Omaha, leaving only the Br...
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OKAY - Naughty words on pontoon

OKAY - Naughty words on pontoon

Else I don't know what to say. :-) Found on a pontoon in the harbour of NYC.
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The Mulberry at Arromanches

The Mulberry at Arromanches

On D+1 the caissons, each with a 4 man crew, two sailors and an anti-aircraft gun emplacement, were towed to positions about a mile off-shore and handed over to a fleet of powerful harbour tugs which manoeuvred them into their final positions. The caissons' sea valves were opened until they settled at previously agreed depths. Each Mulberry was about a mile long and stood about 30 ft (9m) above...
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Remains of the Mulberry Harbour - Whale Element

Remains of the Mulberry Harbour - Whale Element

The dock piers were code named "Whale". These piers were the floating roadways that connected the "Spud" pier heads to the land. The roadways were made from torsionally flexible bridging units that had a span of 80 ft., mounted on pontoon units of either steel or concrete called "Beetles". After the war many of the "Whale" bridge spans from Arromanches we...
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