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AL-1 and USS Nevada1545 viewsUS Submarine AL-1 with USS Nevada in Background at Berehaven
British Fleet1051 viewsThe British Fleet at anchorage in Berehaven, early 1900's
British Fleet at Berehaven. Late 1800's850 views
Dreadnought832 viewsBritish Dreadnought at Castletownbere early 1900's
British Warship passing Glengarriff791 views
British Navy789 viewsBritish Fleet at Castletown Berehaven early 1900's
Breaking the Boom at Berehaven735 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)
M.L.381. Berehaven 1918674 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
USS Nevada640 viewsDivision 6, composed of the Utah (flagship), Nevada, and Oklahoma, were based on Berehaven, Bantry Bay, Ireland, its principal duty being to protect convoys from possible enemy raiders. This division made two trips into the Channel, escorting convoys when enemy submarines were reported in the vicinity. Maj. Leon W. Hoyt was the division Marine officer of this division during its entire stay in European waters. Later Division 6 joined Division 9 at Portland Bill and both divisions left that port in time to assist the Pennsylvania in escorting President Wilson, on board the George Washington into the harbour of Brest.
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