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Report - North Sutor Coast Battery - Feb 2010 - Report

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by nugget44444, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. nugget44444

    nugget44444 28DL Full Member
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    Explored here with Wurzel and ZombieSazza weather was quite murky but still a good day out. Built in WW2 to protect the naval anchorage in the Cromarty Firth . It is situated on top of the cliffs and is very similar to the South Sutor Coast Battery which was built in WW1 but revamped for WW2. A minefield ran between them as this was a ideal place for enemy submarines to do some serious damage. Norwegian Personnel operated and trained here and it was armed with two 6" gun emplacements There is two searchlight emplacements at the bottom of cliff but I woosed out ha ha ( don't really do heights ) . Site has several buildings still in good condition and a lot of the original camo paint can still be seen along with some steel shutters.
    Anyway here is the pics

    Looking across to South Sutor Fort - One of the searchlight emplacements the ones at this Fort look the same

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    Pretty sure they didn't have these to contend with

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    Looking to the engine house

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    They fairly stripped the vents off and chucked them here

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    Some nice brickwork ( does anyone know of any history about the bricks were they local made at sites or brought in or even built on site)

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    Various Buildings that I am unsure of

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    Back of the furthest North Emplacement

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    Front View

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    See the Camo paint

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    The Observation Post

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    Dinner anyone is it a rabbit is it a bird - dunno but I bet it tastes like chicken

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    Another building several layers high looks like it has collapsed a level as the very bottom floor had rangefinder points

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    A underground Store

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    The gun mount

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    Under the more Southern Emplacment

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    Going up

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    A great place to visit well worth the trip
     
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  2. wurzel

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    Searchlight positions
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