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Detail of bollard on pier

SC 653649

Description Detail of bollard on pier

Date 31/5/1997

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 653649

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 17597 CN

Scope and Content Mooring bollard, 'Golden Wharf', 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 is a solid cast iron mooring hook or bollard mounted on a base plate, one of a series on the quay known as the 'Golden Wharf' which was created during World War II. In this stretch of Gutter Sound between Lyness and the island of Fara visible in the background a floating dry dock was stationed during World War II. 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.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/653649

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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