MHG60739 - Searchlight Battery - Chanonry Point


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Type and Period (1)

  • SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Located by the beach to the West of the Lighthouse was a searchlight battery supporting a coast battery (see MHG60738).
A picture of the searchlight emplacement is held in the Rowley H F S (Captain) Collection in the Imperial War Museum (Q 23081), captioned as 'Chanory Point Searchlight station, Inverness Naval Base'.
The battery comprised two searchlights on a wooden platform with a wooden and corregated tin building to the rear, which may have held a generator to power the lights. From the photograph the battery appears to be manned by navy ratings and possibly Royal Marines.
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 12 January 2015.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7490 5577 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH75NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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