WATERY GRAVE The rusting hulk of blockship
Ilsenstein in Scapa Flow, right.
February 1915 Almeria, a steam screw with a gross tonnage of 2,417, lost scuttled as a blockship
in the Skerry Sound, Orkney, on February 20, 1915 (wrecksite.
When you look at the military records you see that they are very penny-pinching about spending money on sinking another blockship
Eric Pegg Blackpool A blockship
at Port Said during the Suez crisis of 1956
And the wrecks of the blockships
, which formed part of the breakwater around the harbour, still lie on the seabed.
Wreck Diving,Orkney Islands: Intrepid Treasure Hunting Trips Wrecks litter the coast here, not least the blockships
sunk in Scapa Flow as a WWI defence against the Germans and many of the 50 plus German fleet scuppered by order of admiral Von Reuter.
If others would photosincludedto images-ships, blockships
If others would like to have their photos included to ensure that these images - ships, blockships
, aircraft, general views, troops, paratroop drops, etc - are not lost to posterity, would they care to loan them to me briefly for scanning and enhancing, together with appropriate information?
If so, and they would like to have their photos - of ships, blockships
, aircraft, general views, troops, paratroop drops and so on - included to ensure they not lost to posterity, would they care to loan them to me briefly for scanning and enhancing, together with appropriate information?
John's would be burned, the dockyards demolished using depth charges, naval vehicles driven off wharves, and the harbour entrance sealed with blockships
To carry and protect the invasion force, 359 warships, 1,000 minesweepers, 4,000 landing craft, 805 merchant ships, 59 blockships
and 300 small craft were assembled in ports along the south coast during 1944.
And traces of two other wrecks – WWI blockships
SS Rosewood and SS – Minieh – which were thought to have completely broken up were also found and mapped.