Searchlight Directing Station

Two searchlights were located at Fort Scratchley and a third at Nobbys and scanned the seas around Newcastle and its harbour.

 

These searchlights were used in the action against the Japanese submarine  I-21 on 8th June 1942.

 

Although this position is now disused, the Fort has a fully working Searchlight in its military vehicle collection that is used from time to time.

90 cm searchlight being maintained 1940

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