HUNTER SECTION
ALSO KNOWN AS NOBBY'S SECTION
TWIN 6 POUNDER GUNS
NOBBY'S HEAD,
NEWCASTLE, NSW
DURING WWII

 

A twin QF 6 Pounder Mark 1 gun emplacement known as Hunter Section was built below the Nobby's Head Lighthouse and became operational from July 1944. It replaced the Rail Section guns which were placed into care and maintenance in August 1944.

The guns would have covered the harbour entrance, the defence boom and the beach approaches to Fort Wallace. The guns were manned by Australian Army personnel with some assistance from the Volunteer Defence Corps. They remained in service until November 1944. This pattern of installation and retirement was similar to the other twin 6 pdr sections at Brisbane, Sydney and Perth.

 


Photo:- Cameron Alexander

North Eastern View of twin 6 Pounder Emplacement

 

 
Photo:- Cameron Alexander

South Eastern View

 


Photo:- Cameron Alexander

Viewed from Southern Breakwater

 

VAOC Post Nobby's Head

Shepherd's Hill RAAF Radar

Searchlights at Nobby's Head

Australian Army Radar Nobby's Head

RAN Station 301 Port War Signal Station Nobby's Head

Rail Section 3 Pounder Guns Nobby's Head Breakwater

RAN 302 Indicator Loop and Controlled Mining Station Newcastle

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Cameron Alexander, Graham McKenzie-Smith and Graeme Steinbeck for their assistance with this web page.

 

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