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Report - Cliffe Fort - June 14

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by REEF, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. REEF

    REEF Getthegirlkillthebaddies
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    I've always bypassed this site as its not really on the way to anywhere and it didn't look that interesting. After a conversation with The126 and him mentioning some flooded tunnels that need exploring I said 'I'm in!'. Very glad I went its a much more interesting place than I thought with Napoleonic, WW1 and WW2 defenses all mixed together.

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    Cliffe Fort was built in 1860 on the Hoo Peninsula in north Kent. It protected the Thames with another fort in Essex. A Brennan Torpedo station was added in 1890. This was a wire-guided torpedo used for harbor defense. The fort was armed in World War I and was used as an anti-aircraft battery in World War II. I'm sure the place is sliding into the sea as it doesn't look level and the height of the water in the tunnels across the site suggest this.

    View from the top showing the flooded parade ground.
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    WW1 and then WW2 observation tower.
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    WW1 gun mounts
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    Inside the Napoleonic part of the fort
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    Inside the flooded buildings
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    Heading into the flooded tunnel network
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    Brennan Torpedo Slip
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  2. Bugsuperstar

    Bugsuperstar Irresponsible & Reckless
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    I like it! Good stuff.
     
  3. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    ah fuckit..ive been here but it looks like im going to have to go again ..with waders..nice one mate :thumb
     
  4. REEF

    REEF Getthegirlkillthebaddies
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    Take chest waders, I had normal ones and couldn't explore some sections as it was that deep.
     
  5. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    i seem to own some chesties..does look like its worth the trouble
     
  6. Matt Inked

    Matt Inked 28DL Full Member
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    This one looks like a decent explore.
    Nice shots :thumb
     
  7. Pinkman

    Pinkman 28DL Regular User
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    This is a good one to explore, & nice pics btw.
    Been there a couple of times, but couldn't venture on ground level because of the water.
    Nice to see that someone came a little better equipped :)
     
  8. the126

    the126 Reckless & irresponsible
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    Nice one mate, was a good day out :thumb
     
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