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Report - fanbay deep shelter, Dover, October 2012

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by NutUE, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. NutUE

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    hi all, this is my third report this was my second attempt at finding this place :banghead, but a great site and nice and dry. here is the customary history part,
    This shelter is at the site of Fan Bay Battery, a WW2 site originally comprising 3 x 6" guns with associated magazines, shelters, plotting room, administration and accommodation areas. Today only traces of the gun pits can be discerned among the undergrowth, and all surface buildings have been demolished. However there are still extensive underground remains at this site, the largest being the deep shelter.

    However there are still extensive underground remains at this site, the largest being the deep shelter, constructed in 1941 No.172 Tunnelling Coy., Royal Engineers, which can still be accessed via a hole in the ground where the upper entrance once stood. Completed on the 28th August 1941, it was designed to accommodate 4 officers and 185 other ranks.

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    still learning so be nice lol
     
    #1 NutUE, Oct 12, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012

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