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A surfaced U-boat on 29 January 1915 cheekily attempted to shell the airship shed sited on Walney Island. U-21 fired a couple of rounds which missed before departing when engaged by shore batteries."
|Also known as:||Cavendish Dock / Walney Island|
|Current Status:||Housing / Industry / Open land|
|Date:||September 1911 - September 1921|
|Used By:||RAF / RNAS / Civil|
|Landing Surface Types:||Unpaved|
|Prominent People:||Barnes Wallis|
|Aircraft Roles:||Aircraft manufacture|
Main unit(s) present:
Footage of the Mayfly airship at Barrow-in-Furness and a R101 airship at Cardington, 1911 and c. 1930s. Courtesy of HuntleyFilmArchives
The R80 airship at Barrow-in-Furness, 1920. Courtesy of British Pathé
Plan of Barrow-in-Furness (Airship), 1916. Courtesy of Ed Andrews