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March 08, 2008

The Thames Estuary Army Forts

Thames_estuary The Thames Estuary Army Forts were constructed in 1942 to a design by Guy Maunsell, following the successful construction and deployment of the Naval Sea Forts. Their purpose was to provide anti-aircraft fire within the Thames Estuary area. Each fort consisted of a group of seven towers with a walkway connecting them all to the central control tower

They are off the North Kent coast. During the 1950's the forts were left unmanned and taken over by pirate Radio Station in the 1960's

A brief history of the sea forts

Stephen Turner's Seafort project

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Wow those are really cool. Can people still travel to London and tour the forts?

Posted by: Travel Guy at Mar 30, 2008 6:35:46 PM

does anyone know who took this photo ?

Posted by: MC at Mar 27, 2009 6:09:25 AM