SX4853 : Plaque on Mount Batten Breakwater

taken 9 years ago, near to Turnchapel, Plymouth, Great Britain

Plaque on Mount Batten Breakwater
Plaque on Mount Batten Breakwater
This plaque commemorates the building of the Breakwater in 1881. Around 1917 the whole of the Mount Batten headland was taken over by the Royal Naval Air Service as a seaplane base, and access to the public was denied until the mid 1990's when the MoD relinquished the area. It became RAF Cattewater, later RAF Mount Batten, where Aircraftsman Shaw (Col T E Lawrence) worked on fast Marine Rescue boats in the 1930's, and was the base for Sunderland flying boats patrolling the Western Approaches in the 1939-45 War. The breakwater was heavily refurbished before public access resumed and it is now a popular place on Plymouth's waterfront.
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 February, 2009
Category
Coast > Breakwater   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 48470 53240 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.5707N 4:7.9001W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 48470 53241
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