Maunsell Sea Forts
Maunsell Sea Forts
The Maunsell sea forts can be found in the Thames and Mersey esturies in the United Kingdom.
 
They were built in 1942 in order to prevent the German Luftwaffe from penetrating the Uk's naval infrastructure.  After World War II the forts had outlived their usefullness and were decomissioned.
 
During the 1960's the Maunsell sea forts (named after their creator Guy Maunsell) were inhabited by pirate radio stations, who would illegally play music which would be picked up by radios across the UK.
 
One of the forts was seized from its former radio DJ inhabitants in 1967 by a man named Paddy Roy Bates and is now known as the principality of sealand
 
Boat trips around the forts are available from:
www.maunsellseaforts.com