Rangefinder, St Mary's Island

  • Description

    This concrete pillar is located at the East of St Mary's Island. It was originally built in 1914 as a rangefinder to calibrate coastal defence artillery guns at Tynemouth Castle during the First World War. It was used for the same purpose, and possibly modified, during World War 2.
  • Owner

  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution License
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/137828720@N06/41627260841/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 5 months ago
    Viewed: 173 times
    Picture Taken: 2018-04-21T15:02:34
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