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Offline conan

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Re: Nore Fort
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2018, 23:37:00 »
Oh well just spotted HERB COLLECTORS link,I guess I was late on parade again  :)
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2018, 23:25:22 »
Just been going through the rest of the link and on page 2, about halfway down, is a copy of the admiralty chart showing its precise position  :)

http://www.bobleroi.co.uk/ScrapBook/GreatNore/GreatNore2.html

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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2018, 23:20:10 »
There's a rough map of the forts position plus some interesting photos on this link

 http://www.bobleroi.co.uk/ScrapBook/GreatNore/GreatNore.html
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Re: Nore Fort
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2018, 18:45:50 »
The link below has a chart showing its location, scroll down a bit.
http://www.bobleroi.co.uk/ScrapBook/GreatNore/GreatNore2.html
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Re: Nore Fort
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2018, 18:30:45 »
Seven such towers were placed at the mouth of River Thames in a position approximately mid-way between number one and two Sea reach bouys. (Now cleared)
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Re: Nore Fort
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2018, 18:02:42 »
Location of Nore Army Fort.

Can you help please? I am trying to to find the exact location of the Nore Fort prior to its removal. The only mention I can find was mentioned in the website Thames Tugs UK which gave its sited position as 512545N - 05000E.
That position (unless I have made a mistake) seems to be the foreshore just off Minster, Sheppey at the Kent side of the Defence Boom, Royal Oak Point. Written descriptions say it was halfway between the Kent and Essex coastline, slightly closer to the Essex side.

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Re: Nore Fort
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2017, 18:52:41 »
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2012, 10:14:44 »
Attached are some clippings from the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten about the collision between the Norwegian vessel Baalbek and the Nore-forts in early March 1953 & a picture of the Baalbek with remnants of the gang walk between the towers it hit. If anyone is interested I can translate the text. It does mention that "a large cannon [from the fort] is squeezed into one of the cargo hulls [of the boat]".

On another, related note. Many sources claim that the Maunsell sea forts were credited with downing 22 enemy aircraft and 30 V-1 rockets...and possibly 1 E-boat. Has anyone here tried locating first hand sources on these claims? Reports to higher command or eye witness stories? Searching through the National Archives database I find many folders that appear interesting, but I'm currently unable to visit Kew to see if there might be first hand reports etc in these folders.

I'm writing a story for a magazine about these towers and would love to have some first hand description of action against enemies...anyone?

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Re: Nore Fort
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2010, 01:13:56 »
The forts were constructed at the Red Lion wharf (site of the now
demolished Northfleet power station) on the Thames.

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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2010, 01:06:39 »
Not sure this film is of Nore fort, but a Maunsall fort all the same,

  http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=47930

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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2010, 11:28:51 »
Henri Louis Chaffard is listed as being buried at Halfway Cemetery, Sheppey on 27th July 1954 aged 63.
 

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2010, 12:44:56 »
It did. 1968 I think.

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Re: Nore Fort
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2010, 15:04:35 »
Didn't Shivering Sands Fort lose one of its towers in a similar incident? That would have been in the early 60's.

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 09:38:52 »
Last few pictures, saved till last as you can see the towers themselves instead of sections of them  :)

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Re: Nore Fort
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 21:02:08 »
The repairs.

 

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