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Report - HMS St. George, Eastney - 13/07/2010

UrbanCreed

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#1
History:
HMS St George is a former shore establishment for the Royal Navy, which closed during the 1980s.

Fraser had been used by the MoD as a firing range and for gunnery training for a significant period of time following the 2nd World War. In comparatively recent times the emphasis on training waned in favour of research and development of electronic and radar detection systems complementing the DERA facility at Portsdown.

Since the privatisation of the Defence and Evaluation Research Agency and subsequent formation of QinetiQ in its place, the latter have sought to make more effective use of the corporate estate. As part of that process QinetiQ activities on the Fraser site have been redeployed to Portsdown Technology Park and the site has been declared surplus to requirements.

The Planning Committee resolved to grant permission (subject to conditions - not yet met) on an outline planning application (A*26996/AP) to build 3 large blocks of flats, 131 apartments, directly overlooking the naturist beach. Although they have yet to submit a detailed planning application or to start demolishing the existing radar station.
Interesting Fact:
Some of you older explorers may remember "The Sea Devils" in Dr.Who back in the early 70's. It just so happens that HMS St. George, along with Portsmouth and the Isle Of White were all used to film that six-part series where the Doctor teams up with the Navy.

The Photo's:

1. A lovely shot of St. George's main building from the North Cape Building.
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2. An interesting little hallway in North Cape Building full of safe's.
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3. The doors to no where at the end of the hallway.
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4. One very attractive looking safe.
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5. Some machine located above the safe's.
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6. Some CCTV.
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7. A photo that Lil'Pezza took of me on the roof of North Cape.
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8. A large viewpoint on the top of North Cape.
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9. A middle-eastern cardboard cut-out target sprayed with rounds.
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10. Some gorgeous, "steam-punk-esque" generator/fuse box/I don't know.
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11. Let's get a closer look at that switch...
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12. Some Avery industrial sized scales.
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13. Couldn't resist some "Bond"...
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Hope you enjoyed.
 

UrbanCreed

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#2
Thought I would chuck one more photo in to finish it off.
Thanks to the wise words of Sty, I now have Photo Bucket Pro, ;)

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piskopiano

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#4
Hi Urban Creed, the "steam-punk-esque"panel you photographed could possibly be a DC (direct current) panel used to operate a machine that needs exact and variable speed control eg, a DC electric motor as opposed to an AC (alternating Current) machine whose speed would be controlled via belts or a gearbox, (not as accurately controllable.
 

piskopiano

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#5
Hi Urban Creed, the "steam-punk-esque"panel you photographed could possibly be a DC (direct current) panel used to operate a machine that needs exact and variable speed control eg, a DC electric motor as opposed to an AC (alternating Current) machine whose speed would be controlled via belts or a gearbox, (not as accurately controllable).
 

UrbanCreed

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#6
Hi Urban Creed, the "steam-punk-esque"panel you photographed could possibly be a DC (direct current) panel used to operate a machine that needs exact and variable speed control eg, a DC electric motor as opposed to an AC (alternating Current) machine whose speed would be controlled via belts or a gearbox, (not as accurately controllable).
You sure do know your stuff! Thanks for the info, Pisko, :)
 

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