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|Spitbank Fort was a Royal Commission fort built between 1867 and 1878, the smallest of the 3 main forts in the Solent off Portsmouth, England. It is 162 feet across, with 1 floor and a basement, and armour plating only on the seaward side. It was originally planned to have armed with 9 10" eighteen ton RML guns on the seaward side, and 6 7" seven ton RML guns on the landward side. In fact 12.5"...||03/04/2006||351|
|Le Mans painted on the ground at the world famous racetrack||01/22/2008||316|
|The Bloodgate Hill Iron Age Fort is an Iron age hill fort in Norfolk, England, situated on a hill above the village of South Creake in the north of the county. The meaning of the name Bloodgate is unknown, but is taken from the road that runs from the fort to the village.|
The circular fort has a diameter of 210 metres, making it the largest of the hill forts known in Norfolk. Muc...
|Nore Fort was the nearest of the Maunsell forts to the shore, situated north east of Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey. Built at the same time as Shivering Sands and Red Sands it was also built with the same configuration and design. |
It was abandoned by the army when the War ended, though the fort was maintained for several years afterwards.
The fort was damaged b...
|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||425|
|Fort No. 1 was the last in a chain of three forts built under the supervision of British military engineers between 1865 and 1872. These forts completed the defense network protecting Québec against future land invasion by the Americans.||09/28/2005||342|
|In 1775 Governor Jonathan Trumbull recommended the building of a fortification at the port of New London to protect the seat of the government of Connecticut. Built on a rocky point of land near the mouth of the Thames River on Long Island Sound, the fort was completed in 1777 and named for Governor Trumbull, who served from 1769 to 1784. In 1781 during the American Revolutionary War, the fort ...||04/23/2007||731|
|During the 18th Century the idea of fortifying the Island was taken seriously by Grand Master Manoel De Vilhena. Fort Manoel was built in 1726 on the plans of De Tigne and François De Mondion who were French Military Engineers. Amongst the fortifications of the inner harbour area for Manoel stands up for its compactness and for being constructed in a single phase. It was described as the classi...||10/13/2006||675|
|The current Fort Moltrie is the third fort at this location. It is a brick fort built in 1809. It was modernized in the 1870s, with rifled cannon and concrete bunkers. Additional modernization in the 1880s turned all of Sullivan's Island into a military complex, of which the old fort was just a part.||03/16/2006||780|
|The land for Fort Foster, located on the southwest tip of Gerrish Island in Kittery, Maine, was acquired by the federal government in 1872, making this fort the last of the "old" forts that were built in the Portsmouth area. |
In 1899 construction was started on new concrete batteries to help protect the Naval Shipyard in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. In 190...
|This is the place used as pirates fort where they held Pippi's father imprisoned in the swedish Pippi movie from 1970.|
It's the Waxholm Castle:
|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...
|Fort Barrancas (1839) or Fort San Carlos de Barrancas (from 1787) is the name of a historic United States military fort in the Warrington area of Pensacola, Florida. |
The hill-top fort, connected to a sea-level water battery, overlooks Pensacola Bay, from what is now Naval Air Station Pensacola. Because the hill-top fort was rebuilt of brick, becoming Fort Barrancas, the older, w...