Controlled Explosion for Bomb Found in Lough Foyle

A Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has undertaken a controlled explosion in Lough Foyle after the discovery of a ‘WWII bomb’. The device was found near to Lisahally, the port where 60 German U-Boats surrendered during WWII.

The origin of the device is unclear, with some suggesting it originated from the nearby Derry Naval Base that hosted American and Canadian forces during WWII.  Others have mooted that the item may have migrated from the Irish Sea, a notorious munitions dumping ground in the post-war period.