NN2803 : Arrochar Torpedo Testing Facility

taken 13 years ago, near to Arrochar, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Arrochar Torpedo Testing Facility
Arrochar Torpedo Testing Facility
The former torpedo testing facility at the head of Loch Long. It was decommissioned in 1980 and, as of 2006, is lying empty.
Torpedoes were fired up Loch Long from tubes in the two spaces in the photograph without the cross-bracing. A boat stood by to recover the (unarmed) torpedoes where they were returned for analysis.
The shed to the right and the main part of the building have tracks where torpedoes were stored and worked on. Hoists on the first floor lowered the torpedoes into the tubes.
The control room at the top looking straight down the loch housed a camera. Behind the control room, above the loading shed, is office accommodation. The rest of the facility included housing and workshops but these have been sold off. (Photograph taken from a boat).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 September, 2006   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 13 September, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! NN 287 039 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:11.8077N 4:45.7540W
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