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Upnor Castle, Upnor, Kent

Upnor Castle, Upnor, Kent

Upnor Castle is an Elizabethan artillery fort located in the village of Upnor, Kent, England. Its purpose was to defend ships moored "in ordinary" on the River Medway outside Chatham dockyards.

The property is owned by English Heritage and managed by Medway Council.
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Chatham Island

Chatham Island

High Resolution satellite image and a map of Chatham island, Pacific Ocean, near New Zealand. Includes a site with information about Chatham. It is the most distant piece of land from Europe.
Rating of 3.46666666603/18/2006811Google Earth Logo
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Grain Tower Battery WW2 Defence

Grain Tower Battery WW2 Defence

Built 500 metres off the isle of Grain, Kent, UK.

Originally completed in 1855 and is similar in construction to other Martello towers that can be found around the Kent coast.

The tower was modified in 1910 with the addition of 4.7" quick fire guns to protect ships moored at Sheerness or Chatham from high speed torpedo boats.
The guns were removed in 1929 an...
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HMS Cavalier , HM Submarine Ocelot Chatham Historical Dockyard Kent UK

HMS Cavalier , HM Submarine Ocelot Chatham Historical Dockyard Kent UK

H.M. Submarine Ocelot was the last warship built for the Royal Navy at Chatham and served the Royal Navy during the Cold War she was a Diesel / Electric submarine HMS Cavalier The Royal Navy’s last operational Second World War destroyer, HMS Cavalier was built in 1944 and served with the Home Fleet, in the Western Approaches and with the British Pacific Fleet until 1946. Awarded the ‘Arctic 194...
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Sandgate Castle, Kent

Sandgate Castle, Kent

Sandgate Castle was one of Henry VIII's Device Forts. Built in 1539 near Sandgate, Kent, its exposed location has led to much damage by storm tides. Converted to a Martello Tower in the early 1800s, it is now in private ownership.
Rating of 4.510/15/2005308Google Earth Logo
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Site of a Minefield as part of the Beach Defences at Crantock

Site of a Minefield as part of the Beach Defences at Crantock

The site of a minefield which formed part of the beach defences at The Rushy Green, Crantock. The former position of the anti-tank mines can be seen as a series of parallel rows of small mounds following their removal at the end of the war.
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All fortifications around Plymouth

All fortifications around Plymouth

The first stone defences in Plymouth were those of the 15th century Plymouth Castle of which only a very small part of one tower remains near the Citadel. Previous to this the main local defences were at Plympton, but the importance of this castle faded as the River Plym silted up.

In the first half of the 16th century six blockhouses were built along the shore. A fort was constr...
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Hever Castle - Kent - with overlays

Hever Castle - Kent - with overlays

Originally a farmhouse built in the 13th century, Hever Castle in Kent was the seat of the Boleyn family. It was converted into a manor in 1462 by Geoffrey Boleyn, who served as Lord Mayor of London. King Henry VIII's wife Anne Boleyn, although probably not born here, did grow up here for a time. After Anne was executed and her father died the castle came into the possession of Henry VIII wh...
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Tank Traps 3 km from Hackthorn, Lincolnshire

Tank Traps 3 km from Hackthorn, Lincolnshire

Relics of the wartime defences for RAF Scampton.
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The Frigate HMS Unicorn

The Frigate HMS Unicorn

HMS UNICORN was designed as one of the last of the successful Leda class frigates, 150 feet long in the hull and armed with 46 guns, Unicorns's keel was laid in February 1822 on No. 4 slip in the Royal Dockyard at Chatham, and she was launched on 30th March 1824.
Rating of 405/04/2006324Google Earth Logo
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Pacific Raceways

Pacific Raceways

Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA. It has a road course used by a racing school and a drag strip used for NHRA events.
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Walmer Castle, Kent

Walmer Castle, Kent

Walmer Castle was built as an artillery fortress by King Henry VIII in 1539-1540. Today the castle is owned by English Heritage and is open to the public.
Rating of 503/26/2007443Google Earth Logo
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