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Operation Pluto - Pipe Line Under The Ocean
WWII in Normandy

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Opertation Pluto pipeline
Pluto pipeline


Cable ship for Operation Pluto
HAIS fuel cable

Conundrum with HAMEL pipe
HAMEL Conundrum


PLUTO pipeline routes
Pluto pipeline routes

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Operation PLUTO

Category Fuel pipe line under the ocean

Bambi route

Dumbo route

Isle of Wight, UK/ Cherbourg, FR
Dungeness, UK/Boulogne, FR
Date built First line laid -
August 12, 1944
Longest line 70 nautical miles to Cherbourg
Number of lines
4 to Cherbourg
16 to Boulogne
Pipe diameter
3 inches
Size of Conundrum
50 feet diameter
90 feet wide