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These are concrete "lighters", used in WW2 initially to move fuel and cargo behind naval ships, and then later they were to deployed as part of the Mulberry harbour for the D Day landings.

Sadly these ones have long been abandoned on the foreshore of the Thames River just outside London.



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11-19 02:34
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Very cool pic. Crazy that they're still just sitting around. There's got to be more to their story. But very cool image and history.
11-19 03:08
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Bing Err Posted at 11-19 03:08
Very cool pic. Crazy that they're still just sitting around. There's got to be more to their story. But very cool image and history.

As they are concrete and not steel they don't have any value or use.
11-19 03:19
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DAFlys Posted at 11-19 03:19
As they are concrete and not steel they don't have any value or use.

Nice shot, nice colors!

They do have value - for the photographers :-)
11-19 04:09
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Eric13 Posted at 11-19 04:09
Nice shot, nice colors!

They do have value - for the photographers :-)

very true,  thank you.
11-19 05:02
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Cool image!
11-19 05:24
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please you liked it.  
11-19 05:40
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DAFlys Posted at 11-19 05:40
please you liked it.

So am I
11-19 06:13
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Hello and good day DAFlys. Thank you for sharing this awesome overhead shot you have captured. Great work and two thumbs up.
11-19 08:01
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DAFlys Posted at 11-19 03:19
As they are concrete and not steel they don't have any value or use.

I see. Still cool. Similar to a spot in Minnesota that has the concrete skeletons of buildings that were used during WWII to produce gunpowder. Never torn down because the ground is contaminated from chemicals they used.
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11-19 16:23
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Good look at history!
11-19 16:39
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ALABAMA Posted at 11-19 16:39
Good look at history!

thanks ALABAMA.
11-20 00:45
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Bing Err Posted at 11-19 16:23
I see. Still cool. Similar to a spot in Minnesota that has the concrete skeletons of buildings that were used during WWII to produce gunpowder. Never torn down because the ground is contaminated from chemicals they used.

Is that umore park?  If it is,  Isnt that where the big towers are.
11-20 00:47
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Bing Err Posted at 11-19 16:23
I see. Still cool. Similar to a spot in Minnesota that has the concrete skeletons of buildings that were used during WWII to produce gunpowder. Never torn down because the ground is contaminated from chemicals they used.

Nice shot!
11-20 03:08
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DAFlys Posted at 11-20 00:47
Is that umore park?  If it is,  Isnt that where the big towers are.


That is UMore Park. I believe there are some towers up there but I don't think you can see them from Hwy 42 so I'm not exactly sure where they are.

Where you located, and how did you know that?
11-20 03:18
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Bing Err Posted at 11-20 03:18
That is UMore Park. I believe there are some towers up there but I don't think you can see them from Hwy 42 so I'm not exactly sure where they are.

Where you located DAFlys ?

Im in the UK.
11-20 03:19
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These are also around Forts in the Medway
11-20 08:10
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Hi DAFlys I'm not sleeping!! Are you in the United Kingdom or United States?
11-20 10:11
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SPIKE_151 Posted at 11-20 08:10
These are also around Forts in the Medway[view_image]

From what I understand, over 500 were made for WW2. So its not suprise there some left scattered around the country.
11-21 01:32
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UKMoose Posted at 11-20 10:11
Hi DAFlys I'm not sleeping!! Are you in the United Kingdom or United States?

Hi UKMoose - Im in Essex, UK.
11-21 01:32
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DAFlys Posted at 11-21 01:32
From what I understand, over 500 were made for WW2. So its not suprise there some left scattered around the country.

I think there are a lot up the thames and medway. Certainly around the forts they seem to be using them as break waters to stop erosion of the marshland that the forts are on.
11-21 02:45
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SPIKE_151 Posted at 11-21 02:45
I think there are a lot up the thames and medway. Certainly around the forts they seem to be using them as break waters to stop erosion of the marshland that the forts are on.

These are located here in the Thames - https://www.google.com/maps/plac ... 4987296!4d0.1820081

And I know of a piece of the mulberry harbour thats sand off shoebury beach.
11-21 02:47
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I boat fish pieces of mulberry from brighton marina , quite a few bits sank on the way over for dday cause of the bad weather
11-21 08:00
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DAFlys Posted at 11-21 01:32
Hi UKMoose - Im in Essex, UK.

Hi the reason I ask is that it seems to show you in the United States on some of you. ou posts
11-22 07:57
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UKMoose Posted at 11-22 07:57
Hi the reason I ask is that it seems to show you in the United States on some of you. ou posts

Ahh. Probably because I work for a US company and our internet breaks out over there or Germany.
11-22 09:24
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DAFlys Posted at 11-22 09:24
Ahh. Probably because I work for a US company and our internet breaks out over there or Germany.

Cheers that's sorted it, sorry for being nosey.
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UKMoose Posted at 11-22 10:11
Cheers that's sorted it, sorry for being nosey.

lol,  no worries.
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