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  1. Another derp installement from my ventures North. History (stolen from Secret Scotland) Inchindown fuel depot lies in the hills some four miles north of Invergordon, and was constructed in the period 1939-1942, during World War II, as a bombproof fuel oil store for the Royal Navy, and was connected by pipeline to the Royal Navy dockyard, fuel depot, and port facility at Invergordon. The depot was also referred to as Inchindoun, and the Inchindown Admiralty Underground Storage Depot. Reports indicate that five such stores were constructed around the country at the time: Inchindown, Copenacre, Hartham Park, Monk's Park and Portsdown. Had the German Navy blockaded Britain's ports, these depots would have been called on to provide fuel for the Royal Navy. The depots stored Furnace Fuel Oil (FFO): Medium viscosity, boiler NATO Code No: F-82; Joint Service Designation: 75/50 FFO. FFO is basically the residue left behind after the fractional distillation of crude oil, and resembles treacle when at room temperature. Phased out by the Royal Navy in favour of diesel fuel in the late 1970s, it was last used by Leander class frigates, Falklands veteran aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, and the Royal Yacht Britannia. The depot contains six storage cells, five being 237 metres long and 9 metres tall/wide (roughly 800 feet long and 30 feet tall/wide), holding up to 5.6 million gallons, and a smaller sixth tank, 170 metres long. The first tank carries a plaque commemorating the date February MCMXLI (1941). The access tunnels are a mixture of lined (from the portals), and unlined construction at the rear of the cells, where the access panels are located. The Explore These storage tanks are normally sealed and only permission visits are allowed, we chanced our luck and nipped in past as we were in the area, luckily the door was unlocked! After some initial hesitations I went for the access into the tanks, I am a fat small bastard, so i laid down on the stretcher and was pushed through the pipe. shoulders scrapped sides it was mega tight, but I was in! Sadly I only had my trusty P7.2 with me so the shots didn't come out well enough to post them all, abut another visit with better lighting options will happen! Thats all there is really, thanks for looking.
  2. Like everyone else I've held off posting this, but as things are at the moment I thought I may as well stick up my photos from here. I really enjoyed visiting this place, so much so these photos are taken over about 3 or 4 visits to the place over late 2012/early 2013. RAF Fauld was a massive underground munitions depot in Staffordshire. At 11:11am on Monday 27 November 1944 an explosion destroyed a large part of site and resulted in the deaths of 75 people. Despite this, a large part of this site was in use up until the early 1970's The magnitude of the RAF Fauld explosion should not be underestimated, between 3,500 and 4,000 tonnes of ordnance exploded - that's a lot! It is widely thought to be the largest explosion caused by conventional weapons the world has ever seen. I first became aware of this place a number of years ago, but I had never really had the chance to have a proper look at getting inside, Staffordshire is quite far away from Kent. We got spurred on when in late 2012 a set of photos appeared on a blog so we knew it was possible and had to go have a look for ourselves. After a bit of googlemap research and a "it's most likely here" map point plotted we went for a walk and found our way inside amazingly. We obviously weren't the first, but we did leave the entrance exactly like we found it; shame the same can't be said for others who came after us as by our 4th visit quite a number of months later things were somewhat more obvious. Anyway, on with the photos. Sorry about the 2013 watermark, these have been sitting in a private album on my photobucket a while. Thanks for looking, Maniac.
  3. Germany explosives Storage - 12/2014

    1. Sprengstoffbunker 01 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 2. Sprengstoffbunker 02 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 3. Sprengstoffbunker 03 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 4. Sprengstoffbunker 04 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 5. Sprengstoffbunker 05 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr
  4. A few pics only im afraid. The Place is huge with lots of unstable areas and last battery was on its way out after a weekend of locations above and below ground. The RAF Fauld explosion was a military accident which occurred at 11:11am on Monday, 27 November 1944 at the RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot. It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history and the largest to occur on UK soil. Between 3,500 and 4,000 tonnes of ordnance exploded — mostly comprising high explosive (HE)-filled bombs, but including a variety of other types of weapons and including 500 million rounds of rifle ammunition. The resulting crater was 400 feet (120 m) deep and a mile across (1,200 m) and is still clearly visible just south of the village of Fauld, to the east of Hanbury in Staffordshire, England. It is now known as the Hanbury Crater. A nearby reservoir containing 450,000 cubic metres of water was obliterated in the incident. Thats it im afraid
  5. As things are pretty slow for me at the moment I thought I'd have a poke through some of my older stuff which hasn't made it on here. This formed part of my first ever multi-day roadtrip in October 2011 going from Oxford all the way to Birkenhead via Atherstone and Stoke-on-Trent. It was at one stage an oil/fuel storage depot for the Repsol fuel company, and it stopped being used a good while ago. Whether or not the site used to be any bigger I don't know, it was in the middle of some gravel storage areas and other stuff which may have been buildings at one stage. Other than me getting my head stuck in the fence while getting in it was a nice relaxed little wander and was also my 100th proper explore (but who's counting?) It has since been demolished. Thanks for looking
  6. Far far away, somewhere in Germany 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 https://plus.google.com/photos/108648787345176928379/albums/5996533536535933761?authkey=CP29nsG50_HiUg
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