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, shown from another angle in NS2673 : Bomb crater near Loch Thom, is one of three that are evenly spaced along a line oriented WNW-ESE:

(1) At the western end is the one shown in NS2673 : Bomb crater near Loch Thom;
(2) 255 metres to the ESE of that is the one shown in NS2673 : Bomb crater near Loch Thom;
(3) About the same distance again to the ESE is the one shown in the present picture.

The first and third of these are circular and water-filled, and are depicted in that way on large-scale mapping. The second is an irregular dry pit, not (at the time of writing) marked in any way on the map.
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)
Submitted
Tuesday, 4 October, 2016
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Crater 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2652 7301 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.1280N 4:46.6586W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2650 7300
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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