Toward Battery

Published: 31 May 2018

Toward battery is located near the town of Dunoon in Scotland. It is located overlooking the River Clyde and was used during both world wars to oversee the boom defence that was in use between Gourock and Dunoon. The location is fairly remote and as a result remains mostly free of vandalism and graffiti.

During wartime vessels that wished to pass upriver had to stop short of the Clyde boom and wait to be cleared for passage. The battery at Toward was responsible for securing the anchorage point and ensuring no enemy ships or U-Boats were able to pass up-river.

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We also have a video relating to the Cloch Coastal Battery that was located on the opposite side of the river to Toward.

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