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Title: Admiralty Floating Dock No.8 - What goes around comes around
Authors: Cassar, Michael
Keywords: Royal Oak (ship)
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History
Warships -- History -- 20th century
Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Floating harbors -- Malta
Issue Date: 2017-08-06
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Limited
Citation: Cassar, M. (2017, August 6). Admiralty Floating Dock No.8 - What goes around comes around, Sunday Times of Malta, pp. 54.
Abstract: This article deals with the history of AFD (Admiralty Floating Dock) No.8 in Malta. The HMS Royal Oak was the first ship that went to this floating dock. But unfortunately, the huge bulk of AFD 8 made her a highly visible and attractive target for enemy aircraft. In fact, on June 20, 1940, Italian aircraft bombed the dock, breaking her back. The entire floating dock was finally raised in December 1948, after six years on the bottom.
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