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Photography: Maunsell Sea Forts

The Maunsell Forts were small fortified towers built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. They were designed by Guy Maunsell in 1942 to house anti-aircraft guns and search lights. The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s and later used for other activities. Nowadays a consortium called Project Redsands is planning to conserve these magnificent remnants.

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7 responses

  1. I have never heard of these before. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

    July 24, 2012 at 22:22

  2. Wow, amazing! So impressing, looks like a fictional abandoned city in the middle of the ocean.. Would like to see that movie.

    July 24, 2012 at 17:57

  3. Reblogged this on Destructive Testing and commented:
    What beautiful sculptures!

    July 24, 2012 at 17:35

  4. Amazing. I’ve never seen these “things” before. I agree with a prev comment that these look more futuristic – maybe even like something out of Star Wars. Great great photos.

    July 24, 2012 at 17:32

  5. The first photo is particularly dramatic. I wonder why they were built in clusters like that?

    July 24, 2012 at 17:15

  6. Wow how interesting looks futuristic instead of historic

    July 24, 2012 at 17:11

  7. Very awesome pictures!

    July 24, 2012 at 17:02

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