Douglas Pier, Loch Goil
Douglas Pier lies on the western shore of Loch Goil, toward the northern end of the loch. The origin of the pier may date as far back as the late 1850s, when it was probably built to facilitate local development and the occasional excursion.
Described as having been closed in 1942, it was then taken
over for use as a naval station, or base, for submarine testing.
The station was said to be involved in SONAR work, manned by a
Captain Percy together with a number of scientists, one named as
Max Cape, assisted by several WRENS. The station is said to have
been visited by a number of submarines during World War II,
including miniature types, which would still have been
classified at the time.
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