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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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Princess Anne Battery, Gibraltar

Princess Anne Battery, Gibraltar

Princess Anne’s Battery is on the hillside above the harbor. The site is sometime referred to as Princess Caroline’s Battery, Princess Amelia’s Battery, or even Princess Royal’s Battery. These three battery names, however, refer to 18th and 19th-century batteries located in and around Princess Anne’s Battery. Princess Anne’s Battery was constructed in 1732 to mount five 12 pounders, and saw act...
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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.
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Battery Paloma Alta

Battery Paloma Alta

The battery comprises three of these guns in single-gun mounts in open emplacements (one Vickers Ltd and two Vickers-Armstrong 1926 models); two were brought from Campelo Alto (Galicia) and their emplacement was completed in October 1941. During the proof firing, the second gun was destroyed by a premature explosion. Two more guns were brought from Favarix battery (Menorca) and were ready in Ja...
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Cement Ship SS Palo Alto

Cement Ship SS Palo Alto

S. S. Palo Alto
While the S. S. Atlantus may be the most famous concrete ship on the east coast, the S. S. Palo Alto ("The Cement Boat") is the most famous concrete ship on the west coast. The Palo Alto was built as an oil tanker by the San Francisco Shipbuilding Company in Oakland, California and launched May 29, 1919. She is the sister ship of the S. S. Peralta.

The Palo...
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Southernmost point of Europe (mainland)

Southernmost point of Europe (mainland)

Punta de Europa, or Punta de Tarifa / Spain.
This island is a military zone. Beaches on the west side are well known by all kite and wind surfers.
Rating of 3.508/28/2005680Google Earth Logo
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PUNTA DEL ESTE

PUNTA DEL ESTE

IBIZA in South America, Punta del Este Uruguay, Kilometers of beaches, to the Atlantic ocean, or to the Rio de la Plata River
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Alto da Se - Olinda, PE - Brazil

Alto da Se - Olinda, PE - Brazil

Alto da Sé hill, where one can have a nice view of both Olinda and Recife cities, in Olinda, PE - Brasil.
Rating of 507/15/2006313Google Earth Logo
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Gibraltar 3D V.2

Gibraltar 3D V.2

Gibraltar in 3D. Includes Catalan Bay,Town Centre,Airport and Marina.
Rating of 3.604/05/20066,640Google Earth Logo
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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 yet09/04/2009284Google 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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Parsons Lodge Battery, Gibraltar

Parsons Lodge Battery, Gibraltar

Parson's Lodge is a mini Gibraltar - a narrow limestone dorsal, running North-South, laced with a labyrinth of underground tunnels and surmounted by a seemingly impregnable battery, which has witnessed the development of coast artillery over the last three centuries.

Rising 120' sheer above the sea, Parson's Lodge, is a most prominent of a series of batteries which surround Gibr...
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