Derrycreeveen DEL Position

Posted on October 17, 2021 / 12
Listing Type : Observation
Location : Ireland

Derrycreeveen DEL Position is located on the tip of Bere Island to protect the western channel leading to Berehaven Flat Anchorage.  The Defence Electric Light position is located about 150 metres to the north west of Reenduff Battery.  The Engine Room to power the projectors was located in the battery.  These three DEL emplacement are shown as being 1, 2 and 3, with Emplacement 4, 5, 6, and 7 being at Ardaragh East DEL Position.

The site includes three older design DEL emplacements facing out of the wester channel.  The DELs would have operated in conjunction with Reenduff Battery, Derrycreeveen Battery and the 12-pdr Ardnakinna Battery.

For more background information on Defence Electric Lights (DELs) click here.

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