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War & Decline

The Second World War

Puffer Disloading

Period:
20th Century
Description:
Clyde-built Puffers were a life-line during the Second World War as their flat bottoms meant they could be beached at low tide, unload, then refloated at high-tide. This was necessary because many piers were bombed out to disrupt supplies.
Materials/Media:
glass lantern slide
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAGP018n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council