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#243012 - 14th Jul 2008 2:17pm Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay
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wondering if time team wanna go deep underwater to find traces of this thing that used to be in the mersey


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#243052 - 14th Jul 2008 6:48pm Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: rentaclown100]
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what are those things?
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#243058 - 14th Jul 2008 7:07pm Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: mike849]
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Temporary battlements off the coast of Wirral in Liverpool bay iirc, during the war.

Think they were pulled down sometime in the 50's cant be sure though...

I red about them a while back.

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#243744 - 18th Jul 2008 8:24pm Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: MattLFC]
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They're like these:



Which are located in the Thames Estuary.
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#243851 - 19th Jul 2008 10:13pm Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: DavidB]
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fook me! they look like something from Dr Who!
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#243864 - 20th Jul 2008 12:26am Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: MissGuided]
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#244532 - 24th Jul 2008 12:46am Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: ]
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thats great station, didnt know they were there
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#274066 - 7th Dec 2008 10:09am Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: MattLFC]
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those forts in the mersey where taken down during the early part of the 50s. you could see the when you stood on the prom by the baths at hoylake
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#274073 - 7th Dec 2008 10:28am Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: jimbob]
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Same as the ones in the English Channel, go past them on the ferries to Europe or can sometimes see them flying low! Same place that "Fort Boyard" was filmed i think, or was that a Napoleonic one? thumbsup
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#274079 - 7th Dec 2008 10:36am Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: hoseman]
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One carefully placed Torpedo or Shell, and those things would crumble like a sand castle.

Not the best design int he world I imagine
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#274080 - 7th Dec 2008 10:42am Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: MGCraig]
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Torpedoes weren't that accurate to hit vertical "pipes" and to get close enough to lob a shell would have been very high risk. Don't forget this was WW2 not Star Wars technology.

The other factor to note is that 90% of successful defence is visual or perceived deterrents.
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#274081 - 7th Dec 2008 10:45am Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: hoseman]
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Used to see them from the I.O.M ferry. I agree with jimbob (welcome to the site !!), they were given the chop early or mid '50's.


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#274082 - 7th Dec 2008 10:56am Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: ]
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IF you can get a copy from your library (whilst it's still there), try and get "Walls of War" by Keith Mallory & Arvid Ottar. Pub. Astragel Books. ISBN 0 906525 14 4. This shows the details of the Thames Forts which were built to same design as the Mersey Forts.
Shows the construction, plans etc. Conditions aboard weren't a barrel of laughs.

To be hit by a WW2 torpedo, it would have to be a "lucky" shot.

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#286820 - 25th Jan 2009 11:15pm Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: ]
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More pictures of Mersey Maunsell AA forts can be found in this topic
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#286890 - 26th Jan 2009 12:22pm Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: BMW Joe]
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Originally Posted By: BMW Joe
More pictures of Mersey Maunsell AA forts can be found in this topic


I have a video of the 'generic' Maunsell forts, I'm sure it has pcis of the Mersey ones being built at bromborough, I'll have a look tonight.

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