June 11, 2002


A mountainous wave beats against one of the sunken vessels
forming the breakwater of the American "Mulberry Harbor" at
Omaha Beach during the violent storm of 19-22 June. This ship,
the Centurion, was a key ship in the breakwater. Just beyond
the deck of the Centurion, at left may be seen the top of a
concrete "Phoenix" caisson which broke loose from its mooring
during the storm. A Liberty ship is in the center background.
Official U.S Coast Guard photo.