Churchill Barrier 3 linking Burray and Glims Holm with stern and separate bow of the Reginald, a iron motor schooner built in 1878 and sunk in 1914.

The sheltered harbour of Scapa Flow surrounded by five of the Orkney Islands was the principle port of the Royal Navy in both World Wars. The block ships were sunk to protect the eastern approaches during World War One.  Between the wars the tides moved and broke-up the block ships making them less effective. On the night of the 13th October 1939 a German U-Boat managed to enter Scapa Flow and torpedo HMS Royal Oak. Following the attack Winston Churchill ordered the construction of four causeways to seal the channels, the Churchill Barriers.

Churchill Barrier and Block Ships

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: E-M5MarkII
  • Taken: 21 August, 2017
  • Exposure bias: +3/10EV
  • Focal length: 54mm
  • ISO: 200

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