WV6046 : Observation tower, Noirmont Point

Observation tower, Noirmont Point
Observation tower, Noirmont Point
MP1 Naval direction and range finding position.
The massive 16 metre high tower was built between April and October 1943 requiring an estimated 5,000 bags of cement.
A 2cm anti aircraft gun was fitted on the roof.
One of only three that were built out of 9 planned around Jersey.
It was thought that any two towers seeing a target could report their bearings from which the range could be determined, but was found difficult to use with multiple moving targets.
The 6 metre stereoscopic range finder (seen located behind the tower) worked on its own without communication delay problems.
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2009
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WV6046, 18 images   (more nearby)
Photographer
Bob Embleton   (find more nearby)
Image classification
Geograph
Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 May, 2010
Category
WW II defences   (more nearby)
Subject Location
MGRS: geotagged! WV 6049 4631 [10m precision]
WGS84: 49:9.9973N 2:10.2125W
Photographer Location
MGRS: geotagged! WV 6062 4633
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