Archaeological Assessment of Second World War Anti-Torpedo Close Protection Pontoons in Scapa Flow, Orkney

Christie, Annalisa, Heath, Kevin, Littlewood, Mark and Robertson, Philip (2016) Archaeological Assessment of Second World War Anti-Torpedo Close Protection Pontoons in Scapa Flow, Orkney. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 45 (1). pp. 141-152. ISSN 1057-2414

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Abstract

This paper presents the outcomes of sidescan sonar and archaeological diving surveys in 2015 of two wrecked vessels located off Flotta Island, Orkney, North Scotland. Archival research indicates these are the remains of Anti-Torpedo Close Protection Pontoons (ATCPP), an experimental protection device used for close protection of naval vessels at anchor in Scapa Flow from attack by aircraft-launch torpedoes. The pontoons were only in operation in Scapa Flow for 13 months (March 1941-April 1942) and few were brought into service. As such they represent a rare heritage resource, for which very little is known about their operation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: marine geophysics,scapa flow,wartime heritage
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 11:01
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 00:47
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58302
DOI: 10.1111/1095-9270.12172

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