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Lerwick, The Knab

Military Installation (Second World War)

Site Name Lerwick, The Knab

Classification Military Installation (Second World War)

Alternative Name(s) South Ness

Canmore ID 115448

Site Number HU44SE 90

NGR HU 48110 40503

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Lerwick
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

HU44SE 90 HU 48110 40503

HU 4811 4050. A concrete torpedo tube platform is situated on the shoreline c.10m SE of the cemetery, N of The Knab. A large concrete base was built onto the rocks on top of which 3 torpedo tubes were mounted. The Knab platform formed part of the defences of Lerwick harbour.

J Guy 1995; NMRS Ms 810/4, 165--6, 168


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