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View of searchlight emplacements from South.

SC 672702

Description View of searchlight emplacements from South.

Catalogue Number SC 672702

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 21566 CN

Scope and Content View from south, Buchanan Battery, Flotta, Orkney Islands Buchanan Battery was built during World War II to cover the main entrance to Scapa Flow at Hoxa Sound, as a defence against motor torpedo boats and other fast moving craft. This view shows two fixed beam searchlight emplacements on the shoreline, each with three beam apertures. These searchlights illuminated the area in front of the twin six-pounder quick-fire gun. Scapa Flow was used by the Royal Navy as a base and fleet anchorage for the Home Fleet during World Wars I and II. After each war the defence equipment was removed leaving the emplacements and other buildings empty and abandoned. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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