Maunsell Forts

Leading out from the Thames Estuary, strange objects rise from the sea. These are the Maunsell Forts, part of the defence of Britain in World War Two.

Designed by Guy Maunsell, the Forts have led a varied life after the military abandoned them; hosting pirate radio stations and an independent nation, the self declared Principality of Sealand.

These pictures were taken on 17th April 2017 on a tour aboard X-Pilot which regularly plies these waters taking visitors far out to sea to experience the forts up close.

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