MHG60739 - Searchlight Battery - Chanonry Point
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Type and Period (1)
- SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)
- None recorded
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.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7490 5577 (60m by 60m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/346053/chanonry-point (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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