NN2803 : Arrochar Torpedo Testing Facility

taken 12 years ago, near to Ardmay, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Arrochar Torpedo Testing Facility
Arrochar Torpedo Testing Facility
The former torpedo testing facility at the head of Loch Long. It was decommissioned in 1980 and is currently part demolished.
Torpedoes were fired up Loch Long from tubes at the front of the facility. A boat stood by to recover the (unarmed) torpedoes where they were returned for analysis.
The now roofless shed to the left and the main part of the building have tracks where torpedoes were stored and worked on. Hoists on the first floor lowered the torpedoes into the tubes.
The control room at the top looking straight down the loch housed a camera. Behind the control room, above the loading shed, is office accommodation. The rest of the facility included housing and workshops but these have been sold off.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 15 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 November, 2007
Military installation (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 286 038 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:11.7517N 4:45.8467W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 285 039
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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