blockship


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blockship

(ˈblɒkˌʃɪp)
n
a ship used to block a river or channel
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Blockship Assembly Location Oban An artificial harbour known as The Mulberry Harbour was developed for the Normandy invasion.
"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
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.
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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