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Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay #243012
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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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Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: rentaclown100] #243052
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what are those things?


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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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They're like these:

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Which are located in the Thames Estuary.


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fook me! they look like something from Dr Who!



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thats great station, didnt know they were there


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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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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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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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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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Re: Battlements off the Wirral coast in Liverpool bay [Re: hoseman] #274081
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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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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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More pictures of Mersey Maunsell AA forts can be found in this topic


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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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