In early June 1944 the ports, estuaries and rivers along the South Coast were preparing for Operation NEPTUNE, the maritime phase of Operation OVERLORD – The invasion of Normandy by sea and the liberation of France. The invasion fleet of almost 7,000 ships, vessels and craft set sail on the evening of 5th June under cover of darkness and in heavy seas. D Day began on the morning of 6th June 1944... (read the full article here)


Alison Mayor, Southsea Sub-Aqua Club - Historic Wreck Sites, Annual Report 2009. Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Architecture and Historic Environment Division
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