NS2673 : Bomb crater near Loch Thom

taken 2 years ago, near to Garvock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Bomb crater near Loch Thom
Bomb crater near Loch Thom
This crater is 255 metres to the ESE of the circular, water-filled one shown in NS2673 : Bomb crater near Loch Thom. About the same distance to the ESE again is another crater, again circular and water-filled.

The one shown in the present picture is irregular in shape, perhaps (speculation on my part) because of the bomb hitting shallower soil over a layer of rock: an uneven depth of soil over a similarly uneven or even discontinuous rock surface might cause the blast to dissipate in such a way as to give rise to an asymmetrical crater. Another possible factor is the angle of impact.

There is pulverised rock in parts of the crater floor. Loch Thom is on the right; Gryfe Reservoir № 1 is more centrally placed in the background.
Bomb craters above Greenock
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The Greenock Blitz was in May 1941: NS2676 : Memorial for those killed in the Greenock air raids. Some of the bomb craters on the moors above the town may be the result of decoy fires that were deployed here during the Second World War; see LinkExternal link (at Secret Scotland) for details. The control bunker for one of those decoy sites (NS2773 : Whitelees Moor - Bombing Decoy Control Bunker) can be seen at NS27567342; there were other decoys on these moors.
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 October, 2016
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2629 7312 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.1822N 4:46.8834W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2629 7313
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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