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TITLE
Cove Battery, Loch Ewe
EXTERNAL ID
PC_WDOWNIE_009
PLACENAME
Cove
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
W Downie
ASSET ID
30188
KEYWORDS
Second World War
batteries
Cove Battery, Loch Ewe

At Cove, on the shores of Loch Ewe, in Wester Ross, there are the remains of an extensive World War II emergency coast battery. Also known as the 'Loch Ewe Defences', the surviving structures consist of two gun houses (each originally housing a 6" Mark 7 (naval) gun), a battery observation post, two searchlight emplacements, engine houses or generating rooms, magazines, and two emplacements for anti-aircraft guns.

The site was manned from January to September 1942 by 308 Independent Coast Battery (Royal Artillery) and from September 1942 until April 1944 by 154 Independent Battery. Thereafter it was placed on a care and maintenance basis. There is no record of the battery ever firing in anger

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Cove Battery, Loch Ewe

ROSS: Gairloch

Second World War; batteries

W Downie

At Cove, on the shores of Loch Ewe, in Wester Ross, there are the remains of an extensive World War II emergency coast battery. Also known as the 'Loch Ewe Defences', the surviving structures consist of two gun houses (each originally housing a 6" Mark 7 (naval) gun), a battery observation post, two searchlight emplacements, engine houses or generating rooms, magazines, and two emplacements for anti-aircraft guns. <br /> <br /> The site was manned from January to September 1942 by 308 Independent Coast Battery (Royal Artillery) and from September 1942 until April 1944 by 154 Independent Battery. Thereafter it was placed on a care and maintenance basis. There is no record of the battery ever firing in anger