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|Hovercraft Terminal Southsea UK|
This is the Southsea (Portsmouth) ternimal for the hovercraft service that runs between Southsea (Portsmouth & Southsea) This was the first Hovercraft passenger service in the world Founded in 1965, Hovertravel Limited is the world's longest established commercial hovercraft operator. The hovercraft, a totally new form of transport was invented in 1955 and...
|One of the few Island buildings which can be made out from the UK mainland. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott who also deigned the Albert Memorial and completed in 1872 it is situated (so I believe) at the highest point in Ryde town.||02/22/2006||305|
|Horse and Livestock Show on th Isle of Wight.|
|Unusually for the Isle of Wight this was a land defence fort (rather than sea) and acted as barracks for gunners manning the batteries at the west of the Island. Used for several 'raves' in the 90's, currently being converted for residential use.||02/19/2006||442|
|Isle of Wight Speedway - Home of the Wightlink Islanders motorcycle speedway team. The centre was originally an athletics stadium and the track a 400m running track, making it one of the longest speedway tracks in the country.||02/27/2006||396|
|Cluster of 3 prisons at Parkhurst on the Isle of Wight||02/26/2006||426|
|The Needles is a row of distinctive stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight, England, close to Alum Bay. A lighthouse has stood at the western end of the formation since 1859. The formation takes its name from a needle-shaped pillar called Lot's Wife that used to stand in its midst until it collapsed in a storm in 1764. The remaining rocks are all...||02/27/2006||799|
|Intrigued by this piece of 'alien' art.||03/31/2006||1,268|
|Theme park on Isle of Wight with Maze Rides etc||01/21/2006||409|
|Guests of Her Majesty the Queen enjoying the sunshine at HMP Camp Hill on the Isle of Wight. ||03/08/2006||1,136|
|The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy operates six Wellington BH-7 hovercraft and eight Winchester SRN-6 hovercraft. |
Here are 4 Wellington (2x BH.7 Mk 4 and 2x BH.7 Mk 5A) and 2 Winchester on this naval base.
|The Project 1239 Sivuch small missile air cushion ship is primary intended for coast defense operations. Two ships in service now. |
The new Russian missile carrying hovercraft is meant to carry out missile attacks on ships. It is the largest military hovercraft unmatched anywhere in the world. With the displacement of 1000 tons, the craft has a cruising speed of 100 kilometers an...