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View of pier from boat to East

SC 652839

Description View of pier from boat to East

Date 30/5/1997

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 652839

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 17614 CN

Scope and Content Quay, World War I and II Naval Base, Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands At Lyness on Hoy, close to the sounds which made up the main fleet anchorage, naval quarters, stores and an oil depot were established during World War I and were considerably developed in World War II to become the Base Headquarters, HMS Proserpine. The base came to include an extensive area for the repair of anti-submarine boom nets, 16 above-ground oil storage tanks and, beneath the nearby hill of Wee Fea, six very large underground fuel tanks which were capable of storing some 100,000 tons of oil. This view of the quayside at Lyness shows, behind the modern ferry terminal and link-span equipment, the pump house and single surviving above-ground oil tank. In World War II the extensive area to the right of the terminal was occupied by the boom defence store, workshop and repair yard. At the heart of the Orkney archipelago, Scapa Flow was the main fleet anchorage for the Royal Navy during both World Wars. Its vital importance led to the creation of one of the most concentrated defence networks in Britain. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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