The Signal Platform

The Signal Platform (HM2DGW)

Location: SO21 3HN
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 7.602', W 1° 19.505'

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The Signal Platform

Below you, the roof of the Port War Signal Station (PWSS) formed a signalling platform during the First World War. It was replaced in the Second World War by the roof you are standing on.
Signallers on the roof sent messages ('signals') to Royal Navy ships in the harbour and Channel, using flags and powerful flashing lamps, and noted incoming messages. Flags were kept in a special weatherproof locker and either used 'live' by a signaller or placed in a sequence on the signal mast.
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- A Leading Seaman signaller of the Royal Navy communicating with a ship waiting outside Dover harbour during the First World War. In 1914, the Dover PWSS had a visual signalling crew of ten, with a mixture of men from the Coastguard, Royal Navy and naval reserve forces.
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Date Added Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 617204 N 5665248
Decimal Degrees51.12670000, -1.32508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 7.602', W 1° 19.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 7' 36.12" N, 1° 19' 30.3" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near , SO21 3HN, GB
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