The Purton Hulks – V


The beached vessels were not all wood-built – in the mid 1960’s a number of ferro-concrete barges were also beached. You read that right – concrete boats!. The nicest thing you can sat about these is that they are ‘functional’ in design. Even the names of these  vessels are not pretty – they are all named something along the lines of FCB 67. Their advantage, from a perspective of protecting the coast, is that they are not prone to rot as quickly as the wooden vessels. Filled with silt, they have a splendid growth of grass in the hold area, like massive garden plant containers!

On the plus side, I got lucky with the clouds in the background.