NO6106 : The end of the boom

taken 13 years ago, near to Crail, Fife, Great Britain

The end of the boom
The end of the boom
The small brick building near West Ness here, and the loop of wire in the foreground, are all the remaining evidence of the Fife end of the electro-magnetic boom that ran from the Isle of May to here (and also to the East Lothian coast near Dunbar) during World War 2. Its purpose was to detect any shipping or submarines entering or leaving the Firth of Forth. On the Isle of May, naval personnel continually scanned equipment that indicated the presence of any such intruding vessels.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 April, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 April, 2008
Category
Wartime relics   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 611 069 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:15.2022N 2:37.7452W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 610 068
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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