One of the New Seven!
Also called Naval Support Activity, Crane, NSA Crane, or Crane Naval Depot, this is the 3rd largest Naval facility (by area) in the world. It is also completely landlocked.
NSA Crane has a mission to support a variety of naval operations, including electronic warfare, naval flight systems, small arms research and operations, missile launch platforms, etc. There are about 3300 personnel on site.
Those who floated the correct position for 2 points included:
- Phil Ower
- Eloy Cano
And after the hint:
Odd placement considering that nearest ocean is almost 1000km away.
This island served as a garden site for the residents of Kaprije, an island in the Šibenik archipelago on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Fishermen would drop their wives off on the island on their way out to catch fish, then pick them up on their way home at night. The wives would tend to gardens bordered by the hand-made dry walls. In the last century or so, this practice has dwindled, so that the land has gone fallow and is slowly being taken over by pine trees.
Those who found this fingerprint island included:
- Phil Ower
- Eloy Cano
- Rob de Wolff
- Chris Nason
- mehmet durmus
and after the hint:
- Ashwini Agrawal
- Ben S
- Tuxedo Jones
Over 20 km of walls on an island that is less than 1/4 km2
Also known as just The Dover Turret, and assorted other nicknames.
In the 19th century the British, ever aware of just how close the were to the continent full of possibly nefarious personages contemplating invasion at any given moment, decided that the recently enlarged Admiralty Pier might offer a tempting landing spot for invading troops. Some defense was decreed. The result is the turret, armored, and armed with two 80-ton, 16-inch rifled muzzle-loaders with a range of up to 4.3-miles. Monster guns for the 1880s, although like most naval technology, soon outmoded. They are simply too big to dismember, so they remain in place:
For an idea of just how big they are:
The whole pier took a beating in a 1987 storm.The walkway along the pier was closed and the turret became inaccessible to the public. Most of the machinery inside the turret has been removed but the guns and their carriages remain together with parts of the shell lifts for the BL 6-inch guns above. The turret remains under the control of Dover Harbour Board and there are no plans to restore it or open it to view.
As it is today:
Built as part of a defense system long ago, declared obsolete 20 years later, and eventually served as a home for the caretaker and his family.
- Contest #493 Hint
- Contest #493
- Contest #492: Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, USA
- Contest #492 Hint
- Contest #492
- Contest #491: Baljenac Island, Croatia
- Contest #491 Hint
- Contest #491
- Contest #490: The Admiralty Pier Gun Turret, Dover, England
- Contest #490 Hint
- Contest #490
- Contest #489: Marion Island, South Africa