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Report - Sunk Island Batteries (Hull area)

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Tassadar, May 9, 2010.

  1. Tassadar

    Tassadar 28DL Full Member
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    Sunday afternoon and wifey in tow ( note to self avoid the wifey in tow in future ) She has Trespass issues. Tipped off by a MkRatty friend of TCakes that the may be fun to be had

    Fist of all located sunk the remains of Sunk Island Battery, Described as "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'."

    In the inter-war years the guns were removed and the battery abandoned. Guns were reinstalled 1941 - 43 but then finally withdrawn and the site abandoned. Most the underground stuff is flooded, blocked off or chrushed.

    So some Pics

    #1 Cheeky Glimse
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    2#
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    3# Inside
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    4# More inside
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    5# Second Structure (seems to be identical to the first )
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    6#
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    7# From the Eastern Fort to the West
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    8#
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    9# Behind bars?
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    10# Decayed Bracket...
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    11# Not a clue to what this is , in oone of the out buildings
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    12#
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    13#
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    14#
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    15# Flooding
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    16#
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    Then onwards to the west and Stone Creek heavy anti-aircraft battery can find very little on this may have been similar i believe to the sites mentioned by Rod Collins

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    Wifey has issues with private property at this time

    1# Command Centre?
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    2#
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    3#
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    4# One of the four gun emplacements
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    6# Smaller Mount not sure what for though?
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    Wifey saw man with dog...........and made noises like......."Private... Dogs...man... trespass"....etc

    7# DSCF9969.jpg

    8#
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    9# Antoher emplacement with doors on ammo stores
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    10#
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    12#Aircraft Silhouettes....i liked these but couldnt focus on em properly
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    #13 Lets keep people out
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    15# sentry duty?
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    18# Wasnt allowed here , Wife Dogs Man etc
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    Thanks for looking
     
    #1 Tassadar, May 9, 2010
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  2. mkratty

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    better one of the paintings

    nice little explore !!
     
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