NM8227 : Minefield Control Tower

taken 40 years ago, near to Gallanach, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Minefield Control Tower
Minefield Control Tower
This is a minefield control tower situated on a hillside south of Oban, Argyll. The site overlooks the Sound of Kerrera which during the Second World War was a position where convoys gathered before setting off to the USA. It appears that there was a minefield in the Sound located so as to protect the gathering convoys. Should enemy surface or underwater forces approach the area from the south then the minefield would be triggered from the control tower.
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NM8227, 33 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
1980   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 828 273 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:23.2746N 5:31.2140W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 828 273
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