These towers were erected in the Western arm of Shoreham harbour in 1917. It has never been disclosed what their use was to be, the most popular theory at the time being that they were intended for the blocking of Channel harbours in German hands. After the end of the 1914-18 War, one of the towers was towed to a position off Portsmouth, where it still is – 1954. The other lingered on in its original position for some years, and was taken down and removed in 1924/25.

Image Reference: JG_38_076.tif
Date: c.1917
Image Details: Post Card
Size of Original: 133x82
Place: Shoreham
Additional Information: now Nab Tower, Isle of Wight

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