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British Fleet819 viewsThe British Fleet at anchorage in Berehaven, early 1900's
British Fleet at Berehaven. Late 1800's572 views
AL-1 and USS Nevada546 viewsUS Submarine AL-1 with USS Nevada in Background at Berehaven
British Navy522 viewsBritish Fleet at Castletown Berehaven early 1900's
Breaking the Boom at Berehaven517 viewsPolyphemus was sent on 1st July 1885 to Berehaven to be tested on the boom at the western end of the harbour. Many felt that this couldn’t be done, but the Polyphemus cut through the boom with ease. This feat led The Cork Examiner to declare the Polyphemus “the most powerful ship in the world”. (The boom made up of steel hawsers five inches thick)
Dreadnought513 viewsBritish Dreadnought at Castletownbere early 1900's
British Warship passing Glengarriff484 views
M.L.381. Berehaven 1918452 viewsThese Motor Launch Patrol vessels, built in the Elco yard, Bayonne, New Jersey were stationed in Berehaven from 1916-1919. Their duties included anti-submarine work, hydrophone monitoring, inshore minesweeping, scouting and smokescreen-laying. Other Motor Launches known to be stationed at Berehaven were the M.L.181, 183, 251 and 378
Victoria & Albert III434 viewsThe Royal Yacht Victoria & Albert III on a visit to Castletown Berehaven in 1903
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