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April 25, 2008 10:04 AM   Subscribe

Britain's Maunsell Sea Forts [wiki] were built during WWII as part of the coastal defense system. They were decommissioned in the 1950's, but many of them remain in use for non-military purposes (this is arguably the most famous). Some great photos here. [previously on metafilter]
posted by dersins (13 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome post, but unfortunately a bit of a double.
posted by googly at 10:24 AM on April 25, 2008


Oops. You already have the link in your post. Dar. Sorry.
posted by googly at 10:26 AM on April 25, 2008


Fantastic, eerie photos. I would love to cruise around these first-hand some day.
posted by everichon at 10:27 AM on April 25, 2008


unfortunately a bit of a double.

Well, the topic has certainly been discussed before, as I noted in the post, but there's a ton of new content in my links, and very little overlap with the (3-year-old) post.
posted by dersins at 10:30 AM on April 25, 2008


Very cool. Looks like some of the inspiration for Myst.
posted by Eekacat at 10:55 AM on April 25, 2008


Also... :)
posted by basicchannel at 10:57 AM on April 25, 2008


Wow - I've never heard of these before; nice and eerie photos, and an interesting history lesson
posted by Chunder at 10:59 AM on April 25, 2008


Those photos are awesome. Thanks for posting this.
posted by sleepy pete at 11:06 AM on April 25, 2008


AT-AT
posted by mds35 at 11:10 AM on April 25, 2008


Nice stuff, thanks dersins!
posted by carter at 12:27 PM on April 25, 2008


mds35 - the AT-ATs are in Oakland, California ...
posted by carter at 12:32 PM on April 25, 2008


Is it true Sealand used to be a hub for drug trades and other illegal activity?
posted by proj08 at 5:27 PM on April 25, 2008


That is "Lord YoBananaBoy" to you, you witless cur.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 6:44 PM on April 25, 2008


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