Event : The Brennan Torpedo Launch, Cliffe Fort, Kent

brennan torpedo

Installed in the late 19th century, the Cliffe Fort torpedo installation is one of only seven that were built in England (fifteen were planned). Yet the superstructure of this fascinating invention is now extremely eroded and in desperate need of recording. The very end of the concrete slipway has been lost to the Thames and many of its iron running rails lay in the shallows. The riverbank behind each side of the concrete slipway has also been eroded away leaving the structure fragile, cracked and exposed.

On 16 – 18th September CITiZAN South East will be delivering a free evening training session and running two sessions on site to record as much of the torpedo launch as possible. We’ll be drawing a measured plan of the site, exploring the stratigraphy of the visible construction cuts at either side and the wider foreshore to the east and west. We’ll also begin the process of creating a 3D model of the structure as well as updating CITiZAN app entries for the wreck of the Hans Egede and many other nearby features.

For details about these activities please visit the CITiZAN website by clicking here.

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