- published: 16 Oct 2015
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After the United States acquired the Philippines from Spain during the Spanish-American War, the U.S. Board of Fortifications recommended that important harbors be fortified. This led to the development of defenses on several islands at the mouth of Manila and Subic Bays. One of these was El Fraile Island which would later become Fort Drum, America’s concrete battleship. Fort Drum was finally tested in World War II. The whole time Fort Drum was under attack, it returned fire against the Japanese. The fort’s resistance continued even after the fall of Bataan on April 10, 1942 left Fort Drum and the other islands of the harbor defense as the last American forces in the Philippines. The guns of the concrete battleship dealt serious blows to Japanese forces assaulting the island of Corregidor...
Cement carrier ship 'Cyprus Cement' collided with several boats in Levanger marina, Norway, on July 6. Three boats sunk while others were badly damaged after the crash. According to reports, the accident occurred due to a faulty propeller that caused maneuverability problems. No one was injured.
Wroxham, Norfolk. M/S of a young man carrying a bucket of cement taken from a mixer. High angle L/S of the hull of a half-made concrete cruiser with several men working on it. The hull is being built inside Windboats Ltd. yard. Low angle shot of the man taking the bucket of cement up a ladder resting on the side of the boat. High angle shot of another man laying cement ("a special formula called seacrete") inside the boat. Concrete boat building has been around since the First World War, thanks to a steel shortage, the method has since been perfected by "exhaustive laboratory research". C/U of the man's hands applying the cement with a trowel. Low angle shot of two men working on the boat. Closer shot of the two men at work. High angle shot of the entire boat and all the men at...
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Fine cement dust travels for miles through the surrounding neighborhoods.
Battering El Nino storm waves are causing the extremely heavy ship to move. Subscribe to KSBW on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1lOewHS Get more Monterey news: http://ksbw.com Like us:http://facebook.com/ksbw8 Follow us: http://twitter.com/ksbw Google+: https://plus.google.com/+ksbw
The ship broke up some more and rolled over in heavy surf this morning.