MHG57093 - WWII Boat building shed - Invergordon Dockyard


A WWII boat building shed at Invergordon Dockyard.

Type and Period (1)

  • BOAT SHED (Second World War - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)

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  • None recorded

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A WWII boat building shed at Invergordon Dockyard.

The building was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. During WWI land was reclaimed on the shore, by filling in from approximately the Central pier to Oakes Villa Stores. Railway lines were constructed along the shore to the east for transporting infill material. A WWI aerial photo shows few buildings in this area during WWI. However, by WWII there are a number within the area, as shown by a wartime plan in private collection and aerial photos. The infill area was for the most part taken over by the M.O.D., with a line running south from Shore Road. The 1930s aerial photo shows some boat slips at this location, but no boathouse. On a WWII plan in private possession a large boat house is depicted, labelled 'Boat repair shed', leading to the most easterly of three boat slips. It appears on aerial photos from 1945 and 1978. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7101 6847 (36m by 58m)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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