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Report - sunk island batteries

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by whittyboy, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. whittyboy

    whittyboy another yorkshire folk
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    Mr Miyagi and myself visited here last night with the intention of exploring both sites however due to spending far to long at the more east of the 2 sites and losing daylight fast we called it a day and decided to come back another day to cover the other site.

    bit of history on the place first courtesy of the internet again.

    Sunk Island Battery A huge reinforced battery built in 1915 to defend the River Humber, now in ruins and almost completely hidden by trees. Once part of the 'Examination Station', its guns had orders to fire on any ship which moved up the river without a message from the Spurn Signal Station saying 'Navy want ship passed'.

    The ruins belong to a First World War battery built of concrete to protect the entrance to the Humber while more substantial forts were under construction on sandbanks offshore.

    Soldiers at the battery – 200 of them – were under instruction to fire at any passing vessel whose passage had not been authorised by the signal station at Spurn Head. In the event, guns were never fired in anger.
    I know tassadar has covered this before but having made the walk there it seemed a shame not to post this too.
    whilst we was in there we did get the feeling that we were not alone and been watched and when we started hearing random noises and branch breaking but with no one in site we got the feeling we were been indirectly warned off or someone just did not want us in there:confused

    not many pics but enjoy:popcorn

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    nice origanal sign near the entrance to the woods

    thanks for lookins:popcorn
     

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