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Shivering Sands Army Fort

2019 (United Kingdom)

Thames Estuary Maunsell Forts: Part 2 - Shivering Sands Army Fort.

Next on this trip was the anti-aircraft sea defence located 9.2 miles out & built in 1943. Really quite spectacular to witness albeit not easy to photograph from a boat! One of the original towers was knocked down by a boat in 1963 & as they currently stand in a shipping lane, sadly the rest are due for demolition. I'm glad I got the chance to see them, as there really is nothing quite like it on the planet! (with the exception of the Red Sands forts - see my separate page!)

You may also enjoy the following galleries:

Red Sands Army Fort

Grain Tower Battery

Knock John Naval Fort

Hara Submarine Base

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