National Geographic : 1948 Dec
Liberty Ship Latimer Helped Lay Pipe Between Isle of Wight and CherbourgtoSupply Allied Armies Four pipelines were laid in 10 hours on this route, a distance of 66 miles, after mines had beenswept from the Cherbourg area. British Official To German Airmen, These Were Wrecked Summer Homes. Actually They Concealed Pumps forForcing Oil Through Channel Pipelines Pumping stations also were hidden in a row of bombed-out houses, an old fort, and an amusement park. Sixteen pipelines were laid infive hours across the 30-mile stretch of water between Dungeness and Boulogne sur Mer, France.