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Nab tower

Post by castman » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:47 pm

Well went out oN a charter boat fishing last Saturday, as we're sailing pass the Nab tower I noticed a crane on the top of it so I asked the shippers mate what was going on and he said that it had become unstable and dangerous so they were dismantling it. I could not believe it, stuck out in the English Channel are a few bricks etc and they dismantle the thing. Why didn't they give the job to the Navy to blow it up, cheaper and a bit of practice for them and maybe even a few free dinners.



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Post by nthendpompey » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:08 pm

should think they would be dismantling it so as to re build.was built to detect the french during the napolian era.also dont let the navy BLOW IT UP.as a pair of perigin falcons have been nesting there for the last 20 yrs
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Post by castman » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:31 am

I've just done a bit of research on the nab, it's having a make over, not demolition, as I was told. This is great news. It states the work been carried out will protect the tower for the next 50 years :D

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Post by eccles » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:48 pm

Great news, we don't want the frenchies creeping up on us when they have finished with Basher Assad do we?

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Post by Iknowagoodplaice » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:08 pm

I think the Nab is more recent than Napoleon - WW1 in fact

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Post by nthendpompey » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:19 pm

Iknowagoodplaice wrote:I think the Nab is more recent than Napoleon - WW1 in fact
Standing a few miles off the South East point of Hayling, The Nab Tower was originally destined to be part of a First World War submarine defence. During 1917 the British Admiralty, alarmed by the looses of allies shipping to German U-boats planned a series of 80 - 90 such towers. These were to be located in the Straits of Dover, linked by steel nets and each armed with two 4" guns. Construction began on the first four of these ominous structures at Shoreham harbour in 1918.

i stand corrected,history was never my best subject

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Post by Iknowagoodplaice » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:07 am

I was told it was Napoleonic when I first went past in a boat, but thought that seemed early for such a structure.

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