ND4092 : Hoxa Head: Coastal battery

taken 8 years ago, near to Hoxa, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Hoxa Head: Coastal battery
Hoxa Head: Coastal battery
The interior of a searchlight emplacement at Hoxa Head, overlooking Hoxa Sound. A gun battery defended the Hoxa Sound passage into the Scapa Flow, the base of the Grand (Home) fleet, during during both world wars.

I'm not at all sure what purpose the metal "artificial leg" served. Perhaps some-one knows?
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ND 4024 9290 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:49.1658N 3:2.1886W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ND 4024 9290
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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