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WW2 Defence Boom, East Beach, Shoeburyness, Essex, UK.
The Boom was a major defensive structure built to stop German submarines entering the major convoy mustering area of the Thames Estuary. The original Boom was built in 1939/40, by sinking wooden piles into the sea bed it was Six miles long when it was first built and stretched from Shoeburyness on the South coast of Essex to the deepwater channels the same was done from the Kent coast at Minster these two piers ran out to the sandbanks a couple of miles off shore, at this point a complex system of gates was laid out.
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