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Punta Palmera Battery near Tarifa

Punta Palmera Battery near Tarifa

Another twin 6-in Vickers battery. These guns were from the cruiser Almierante Cervera and were installed in 1972. They are maintained in excellent condition and full working order.
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El Canteruelas Battery near Tarifa

El Canteruelas Battery near Tarifa

Two gun positions of the El Canteruelas battery, empty concrete 'D's which used to have two 260mm /35 (10-in) calibre Krupp model 1880s.
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Punta Camorro Bajo Battery near Tarifa

Punta Camorro Bajo Battery near Tarifa

Spanish 6"/50 (15.2 cm) Vickers-Carraca

This battery had two 152.4/50mm Vickers 'V' in one turret, with gun performance the same as at Paloma Alta. These guns came from the Spanish cruiser Miguel de Cervantes and were installed in 1941. There is a fire control position directly behind the guns.
No rating yet11/19/2009723Google Earth Logo
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El Cascabel Battery near Tarifa

El Cascabel Battery near Tarifa

Another single turret with a pair of 305/50mm guns. These two came from the battleship Jamie I, but from the stern turret, and were also installed in 1941. They could fire armor piercing, semi-armor piercing and grapeshot shells, weighing 385.55 kg, with a charge of 127.70kg and maximum range of 22,000m.
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The Needles -  New Battery

The Needles - New Battery

"The Needles" new battery is a product of subsidence problems and concerns about the old battery.
The main armanant composed of three BL 9.2 inch (233.7 mm) pieces and saw action during World War Two.

The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.
No rating yet09/04/2009264Google Earth Logo
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The Needles -  Old Battery

The Needles - Old Battery

This Victorian coastal battery was used during World War 2 as observation point for the 'New battery'. It's main armanant composed of anti-aircraft guns.

The battery today: It is currently opened to the public.

Website:www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-theneedlesoldbattery
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Battery nr. 21

Battery nr. 21

A Polish coastal battery was part of the Rejonu Umocnionego Hel. The main armanant composed of two 75mm "Schneider" guns.
During the Battle of Hel in 1939, this battery took down 30 German fighterplanes.

The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.

Address:Lesna, Hel
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Battery Mundesley

Battery Mundesley

This English coastal battery was built between 1940 and 1941. The main armanant composed of two 6-inch (152.4 mm) guns.

The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.
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Punta Carnero Alto Battery near Gibraltar

Punta Carnero Alto Battery near Gibraltar

This battery used to have four 120mm Vickers guns in a four position monobloc, with concrete covered magazines and storage an intrinsic part of the battery; it is rapidly becoming overgrown.
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Battery Rubha nan Sasan

Battery Rubha nan Sasan

This English coastal battery was built in 1941 to defend Loch Ewe against a possible German invasion.
The main armanant consisted of two 6 inch (152.4 mm) guns.

The battery today:It is currently abandoned.

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Blyth Battery, Blyth

Blyth Battery, Blyth

A Twentieth Century coastal battery and associated pillbox, tank trap and military building are visible as a series of structures on air photographs. Some of the features are visible on the latest 1988-1993 Ordnance Survey vertical photography. These features represent the northernmost area of Blyth Battery, a coastal artillery battery situated on South Beach, Blyth. The battery was constructed...
Rating of 209/30/2008842Google Earth Logo
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Cruzeta del Vigia

Cruzeta del Vigia

One of the most beautiful monuments in Ponce, Puerto Rico
Rating of 407/17/2007349Google Earth Logo
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