NT1882 : Nissen hut on Inchcolm

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Aberdour, Fife, Great Britain

Nissen hut on Inchcolm
Nissen hut on Inchcolm
I suppose this is one of the old Nissen huts left over from the Second World War, now used, I assume, for storage. In both world wars in the 20th century Inchcolm was a vital link in the chain of coastal defences protecting the strategically important Forth estuary with its north-south rail bridge link and the nearby naval base at Rosyth. During the First Word War the naval anchorage extended eastwards of the bridge and was heavily defended by naval guns and searchlights which remained in place until 1930. The outbreak of the Second World War saw the building of new defences, this time geared more to thwarting air attacks. The first German air raid of the war was an attack on Rosyth and warships in the Forth which took place on 16th October, 1939.

Extensive remains of the wartime defences can still be seen at the eastern end of the island, including an observation post, concrete aprons for gun emplacements, a tunnel for quick access to them, and a railway for hauling equipment up the slope from the main pier.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1894 8268 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.8079N 3:18.1383W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1892 8268
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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