Two narrow barges once used as gunnery target floats.
These two towed floats were used as targets for gunnery practice then as boom defence craft in Plymouth during WWII.
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The target floats are mentioned in a note in Langley and Small's book Lost Ships of the West Country.
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These two 44m long and narrow unpowered steel and timber barges were photographed and recorded by The SHIPS Project in 2017.
Sand Acre Bay, Lynher River, Cornwall, eastern end, towards Wearde Quay.
From Saltash, take Wearde Road south to Churchtown Farm where the road bears hard left. Follow the footpath south-west, cross over the railway line at the bridge then take the footpath on the left leading down to the beach. Walk along the beach 250m eastwards and the hulks can be seen on the foreshore at the eastern end. The pinnace is visible from the shoreline at most states of the tide but can only be accessed at low spring tide.
Last updated 04 Jan 2021
Position OS: SX 42198 57602
Position GPS: 50.397068, -4.221603
Towed target barge
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