TA4116 : WW1 Acoustic Mirror, Kilnsea

taken 17 years ago, near to Kilnsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

WW1 Acoustic Mirror, Kilnsea
WW1 Acoustic Mirror, Kilnsea
Rare 4.5 metre high concrete structure near Kilnsea Grange, northwest of Godwin Battery, a relic of the First World War. On the pipe in front of the acoustic mirror was a trumpet-shaped ‘collector head’, a microphone which could pick up the reflected engine sound of Zeppelins approaching from the sea. Wires passed down the pipe to a listener seated in a trench nearby with a stethoscope headset, who would try to determine the distance and bearing of any enemy airships.

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Category: Wartime relics
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Sound Mirror [9] · Listening [5] · Near Kilnsea Grange [3] ·
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 20 January, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 410 166 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:37.6264N 0:7.9113E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 410 166
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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