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Sea Fog in the Tidal Harbour and Granville Dock of Dover Marina, Kent, UK (2)

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John Latter on April 8, 2007

A low-flying cloud, or 500-ft high bank of sea-fog, rolling in from the English Channel to swallow-up Dover's Granville Dock and Marina (note the lock-gates).

Image taken from St Martin's Battery on the Western Heights Sunday, April 8th 2007.

Click to see Dover Castle 'floating' on the same bank of fog and what the weather was really like at a gun position on St Martin's Battery a few minutes earlier.

Mariko Ryer on April 27, 2007

Very cool thank you!

John Latter on April 27, 2007

Glad you like it, Mariko :)

John Latter on May 11, 2007

Images/photos of St Martins Battery currently include Gun Position 1, Gun Position 2, the shifting lobby, and the rear access road.

Standard Info:

The building of St Martin's Battery began circa 1870 to counter the threat of a French invasion. The Battery was then 're-modelled' in 1940 during the Second World War.

1870 construction is identified by yellow brickwork, that of 1940 by red.

St Martin's Battery is only a very small part of the fortifications on this part of the North Downs - click on Western Heights and then check the tag list for all the locations covered (eg Drop Redoubt, Grand Shaft, North Entrance, North Center Bastion - more will be added as time goes on).

Work began on Dover's Western Heights fortifications in the 1770s and was intensified, first in the early 1800s because of Napoleon I (Napoleon Bonaparte), and again in the mid-Nineteenth Century because of Napoleon III (originally known as Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte).

"Dover in World War Two: 1942 (1) is a ten minute British Ministry of Information film, released by the US Office of War Information, and narrated by the American journalist, Edward R. Murrow.

The video contains a short clip of a gun similar to those of St Martin's Battery 0:07:03 in (a probably staged) action.

The whole video can be seen at Dover in World War Two: 1942 or choose one of the other pre-selected entry points:

Dunkirk Evacuation 0:00:40

Winston Churchill 0:01:22

The Mayor 0:05:49

Dover Town Hall 0:06:25

St Martin's Battery 0:07:03

Pencester Gardens 0:09:41

John Latter on May 16, 2007

A higher resolution (relatively speaking) version of the "Dover in World War Two: 1942" video/film is available here.


I've belatedly uploaded a view of the fog bank 'missing' Wellington Dock and flowing into the Dour Valley prior to producing the 'Floating Castle' image linked to in the first comment.

bazmeister on May 20, 2007

very nice, the fog looks really cool

John Latter on September 9, 2009

The Tidal Harbour is on the other side of the lock gates.

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Henry Scoggin on February 16, 2011

Great moodcaptured in this foggy photo! Best wishes

John Latter on January 18, 2013
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John Latter on March 28, 2013

A small object near the centre of the Hoverport apron (above the boats and yachts in the Tidal Harbour on the left) is:

A Lone Propeller, Last Symbol of the Hovercraft, Dover Harbour, United Kingdom

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 8, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2007/04/08 10:31:00
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash