MHG46691 - Gun Emplacement - Rubha Nan Sasan, Cove Battery


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Type and Period (1)

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (19/10/2004)
NG89SW 4.01 81488 92143 and 81526 92126

The two brick and concrete gun-emplacements are relatively complete and both have holdfasts for the gun mounting in place. The two gun-emplacements have steel beams made by Dorman, Long and Cold of Middlesborough. The steelwork at the front is now supported by 'ACRO' jacks and is now believed to be in a dangerous condition. There are various compartments and ready-use ammunition lockers to the rear of both emplacements.
The battery was armed with 2 x 6-inch MkVII guns on Naval mountings from HMS Iron Duke which were installed in July 1941 (J Guy 2000). <1>
Visited by RCAHMS (DE, GS, JG), August 2000

This site was visited and photographed by A Puls of Highland Council in October 2012 as part of a high level assessment of Second World War sites associated with the Loch Ewe Arctic Convoys. Sites visited were confined to significant features and remains located between Poolewe and Cove. <2>

GIS spatial data created 2019 based on OS Master Map. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NG 81507 92134 (55m by 39m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG89SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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