TATE MODERN AND THE MILLENNIUM BRIDGE LONDON

TATE MODERN AND THE MILLENNIUM BRIDGE LONDON

Squarely opposite each other on Bankside are the biggest success and most abject failure of London’s millennial celebrations. Tate Modern (182), created from the shell of the Bankside power station, is as visually arresting as its contents are thought-provoking. The Millennium Bridge, built to link the Tate to the City, was completed six months too late for the Y2K festivities and, following a literally shaky debut, has only recently been stabilized. (Queen’s Walk, Bankside. Tube: Southwark.)

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The ship was at cruising stations and her radar (RDF) set was faulty. We passed 20G Buoy at 2117 hrs and about three minutes later I spotted this attacking plane and we were taken by surprise, as it was flying at a height of 70 feet. On approaching, the aircraft dropped one bomb about one mile away – it was a bad miss. The plane then flew over the ship and dropped a second bomb, which was a near miss on the port side. Action Stations were sounded after the first bomb dropped. Unfortunately we were taken by surprise and no guns were brought into action on the first attack. She flew to the north and west and attacked again from the northward about five minutes later. At the time of the first assault, the commander put the helm hard to starboard. In the second strike everyone held their fire until the plane was within range. All AA armament was brought to bear.

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