View Full Version : Creepy (but cool) WWII AA towers
11-13-2005, 06:57 PM
I wonder if these can be rented as a vacation retreat? tongue.gif
AA towers (http://www.undergroundkent.co.uk/maunsell_towers.htm)
11-13-2005, 09:47 PM
Fabulous. Going on their history since WW11 - why bother paying rent - just squat. :D
11-14-2005, 09:40 AM
wow, they look like some kind of walking-machine in a StarWars movie.
[ 11-14-2005, 10:40 AM: Message edited by: martin schulz ]
Those would be At-Ats. I'm sure you could trip one by sailing circles around it while dragging your anchor.
11-15-2005, 07:48 AM
Ah, yes, the Maunsell Forts.
a short history (http://freespace.virgin.net/line.design/forts/sea_forts.htm)
The best known saga of these forts involves
Paddy Roy Bates (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddy_Roy_Bates)
better known as Prince Roy of
the principality of Sealand (http://www.sealandgov.com/)
which you can see from the mouth of our river, though we do tend to call it the Roughs Tower...
11-15-2005, 08:13 AM
Originally posted by Noah:
Those would be At-Ats. I'm sure you could trip one by sailing circles around it while dragging your anchor.:D
[ 11-15-2005, 09:17 AM: Message edited by: martin schulz ]
11-15-2005, 05:43 PM
11-16-2005, 04:28 AM
Yes. Friend has the contract to ship fuel out to Sealand; nice regular work but not a full time job; he does dredging the rest of the time.
11-18-2005, 02:08 PM
Did I read that Sealand is now hosting some kind of high-tech offshore computer data storage firm now?
11-21-2005, 08:56 AM
11-21-2005, 01:44 PM
The sea forts also featured in an episode of the 1960's TV program "Danger Man" (broadcast as "Secret Agent" in the US). IIRC, that particular program is "Not So Jolly Roger". It may be available from Net Flicks and is pretty good.
11-23-2005, 11:29 PM
Wow! Sea Condo's!
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