Anti-Submarine Boom

Shoebury & Foulness

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Redesigned to block off Russian subs in 1950-53, the boom was originally built on a smaller scale out of wood in 1944 during World War Two to block off enemy vessels from entering the Thames and attacking anchored shipping. It was also used as a possible mounting point for anti-aircraft guns and searchlights. It has since been partly dismantled, leaving the first mile remaining. BTP Joe and I trekked away down the coast in 2012 to visit the boom.

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