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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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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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Mullberry B at Arromanches - September 1944

Mullberry B at Arromanches - September 1944

Mulberry harbour at Arromanches, Normandy, in September 1944. These prefabricated floating harbours, constructed three days after the initial landings, were used to offload men and equipment at Gold and Omaha beaches. The harbour at Omaha beach was destroyed within 10 days, but the Arromanches harbour at Gold beach provided an essential landing base for Allies forces for 8 months, landing milli...
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Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches, Gold Beach

Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches, Gold Beach

Artificial harbour to offload cargo and vehicles after D-Day in Normandy.
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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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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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Sherman tank on a pillbox

Sherman tank on a pillbox

This is a well-preserved M4A3 Sherman tank used by the Free French 2nd Armoured Division on top of the pillbox.
It's located at the east side of Arromanches overlooking the Mulberry harbour and Gold beach.
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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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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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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

The remains of a beetle pontoon - a part of the mulberry harbours used during the World War 2 D-day landings. This pontoon and a few others litter the rocky shore of Eggerness, having broke free from moorings during a storm when they were being tested during the war. The pontoons were that badly damaged they were deemed unsalvagable and have remained on the rocks ever since.
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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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