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NEWFOUNDLAND - Coastal Defences 11 Jul 2017 14:44 #1

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Wasn't sure where to put these pictures : Phillips Head in Newfoundland; this battery was one of two protecting the seaplane station and channel into Botwood. The link should be to a Google map of the area

www.google.ca/maps/place/Botwood,+NL/@49...422983!4d-55.3440853

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NEWFOUNDLAND - Coastal Defences 12 Jul 2017 06:24 #2

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Some relevant history here with contemporary images:

www.heritage.nf.ca/articles/politics/botwood-base.php
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NEWFOUNDLAND - Coastal Defences 12 Jul 2017 16:09 #3

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Cranberry Head Sydney harbour Nova Scotia


Originally a WW1 site, was modernised in WW2 to become a search light position on the approach to the harbour an important convoy assembly area

some history here fortwiki.com/Cranberry_Head_Battery

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NEWFOUNDLAND - Coastal Defences 10 Jul 2019 01:04 #4

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Battery at NAS Argentia.

The definitive site on this matter is here cdsg.org/defenses-in-newfoundland-canada/ . so these may be 6 inch or 155 mountings, More to come when I get back off holiday

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NEWFOUNDLAND - Coastal Defences 10 Jul 2019 10:23 #5

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Each mount has a magazine, both still extant

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NEWFOUNDLAND - Coastal Defences 03 Sep 2019 17:18 #6

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Interior view.

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