Beaufort’s Dyke

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Beaufort’s Dyke
Is the deepest sea trench between Northern Ireland and Scotland, located within the north channel. It is 50km long, 3.5 km wide and 200-300 meters deep. In July 1945 14,500 tones of 5-inch artillery rockets filled with phosgene gas were dumped there. Estimates suggest that in excess of a million tonnes of munitions have been dumped there making it the largest site of its kind under British influence.

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