Mulberry Harbours

I build swiming pools for a living.

High spec reinforced swimming pools.

This involves reinforced steelwork.

Many years ago, we built a swimming pool at Wall Park, Brixham.

One steel fixer  –  Fred Jones from Flint, had some interesting stories about working on the construction of the Mulberry Harbours.

He said the first ones were built with a flat bottom. On trying to float them, they had sucked onto the mud. The redesign was with a slatted base to make floating them off on the tides easier.

Can anyone confirm this please?


You can find out more about Mulberry Harbours and Embarkation and the role of the New Forest during D Day by visiting our main page on D-Day in the New Forest.