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    Default Shelter Of Some Sort, Portland? 05/08


    We found this on the way back from another explore to the RNAS at Portland.
    Theres 2 parts to it. And here Flash Earth link but its change a bit, and I cnt find the EXACT location.

    Heres the first one.

    View inside.


    At the end, there was a long ladder, going up to the surface, ver similar to a ROC post, with a hatch arm lever too.




    And heres the hacth, but we couldnt raise the hatch open using the lever, so we went up top and opened it, and closed it when we were done.



    Heres number 2. (And sorry about lack of quality, I didn't set up my tripod)

    The main room at the beginning, with 4 benches (Better built than the ones in the park!) with plaques on 3 of them, one saying something like "In loving memory of ..... a Surgeon and...". This area almost looked like a aiting room of some sort?


    Interesting machinery, looks like an air filter/pumping machine, not sure.




    Through the first doors into the next area.


    This reminded me of a morgue table.


    The last room, with tiled flooring unlike th others, and some sort of drain to the right-hand side. It also features 2 wash hand basins, which made me think it could of been a surgery or morgue. There is/was another door leading past here, but its been bricked up, but where theres a will, theres a way!


    Thanks for looking, Tom.
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    I really like this place, good work.
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    great stuff, hope u can find out more about it

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    Interesting looking place this but really not sure what its purpose would have been. I'm sure someone will know though. Lots of interesting places on Portland - my daughter lives at Weston
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    Excellent Tom. I hope to get down to Portland again soon, will have to check it out.

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    Cool find, Strange place that, like the benches and the air filter/pumping machine thing:)
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    That's a weird one! Interesting stuff. :)
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    Anyone know what this is in Portland, fort?

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.56....7&r=0&src=msl

    Edit, looks like a fort, forget I asked.
    Last edited by Engineer; 21st Jun 08 at 20:52.

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    Not sure what kind of shelter it is or what it was used for, but i really like it. Different to other shelters I've seen. Like the morgue or surgery room, and the wooden seats. Excellent find.

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    The description of the tiled room with a drain sounds like some sort of decontamination shower? (pic does not load for me).
    The electrical panel with that appears to be "Keepalite" on the nameplate looks like standby battery lighting, (Chloride Batteries trademark). All of this added together with the air filtration system makes it a pretty sophisticated shelter.
    Some sort of casualty receiving shelter?
    Last edited by Engineer; 28th Jun 08 at 14:54.

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