Assembly Location Oban An artificial harbour known as The Mulberry Harbour was developed for the Normandy invasion.
The aim, as in Zeebrugge, would be to sink British cruiser the HMS Vindictive to act as a blockship
WATERY GRAVE The rusting hulk of blockship
Ilsenstein in Scapa Flow, right.
"When you look at the military records you see that they are very penny-pinching about spending money on sinking another blockship
spares and turned into a blockship
. One dreadnought of the 1912 program
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.eu).
Eric Pegg Blackpool A blockship
at Port Said during the Suez crisis of 1956
Ultimately the raid did not succeed and the blockships
did not stop U-boat traffic.
And the wrecks of the blockships
, which formed part of the breakwater around the harbour, still lie on the seabed.
And, as importantly, Egypt had countermeasures with the sinking of 'blockships
' to obstruct the canal.
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.
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