Den Helder is close to Texel Island and anchorage in the Netherlands. The naval base began in the C18 and was enlarged by Napoleon in 1811. The historic dockyard of Willemsoord includes a maritime museum, the submarine HNLMS Tonijn (tunnyfish) (1960), minesweeper Abraham Crijnssen (1936) and ram ship Scorpioen (1868). The museum plans to expand its cultural connections with the town by 2020.
The photographs were taken by David Davies in January 2008.