ND4093 : Hoxa Head: Scapa Flow defences

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

Hoxa Head: Scapa Flow defences
Hoxa Head: Scapa Flow defences
During both world wars Scapa Flow was safe anchorage for the Royal Navy's Home Fleet. The main entrances to the flow were heavily defended by booms and metal nets, mine fields and coastal gun batteries. This is part of the complex battery at Hoxa Head. The hillside is covered with concrete; two director towers, with their 6 inch gun houses, magazines and shelters; a fighting searchlight and three dispersed beam lights; several engine houses and lots of hut bases. The battery was designed to cover the Hoxa boom, anchored just north of the battery, with close range and rapid fire against the threat of MTBs.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Docks, Harbours  Defence, Military  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ND 4032 9307 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:49.2581N 3:2.1082W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ND 4029 9303
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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