Ghajn Tuffieha Sound Locator

Posted on June 16, 2023 / 6
Listing Type : Malta Pillboxes
Location : Malta

Ghajn Tuffieha Sound Locator position is one of the better surviving positions of this type.  The design of this position is very similar to that of the nearby Mgarr, and they were both probably built in 1941.

The sound locator pen is surrounded by a concave wall.  It is believed that with the introduction of radar, the sound locators became redundant, the the positions converted to redoubt with fire steps and loop holes.  The sound locator garage has lost its’ door, but the Sound Locator Room remains.

The searchlight emplacement was surround with the low stone wall.  There is a circular concrete platform on which the searchlight was deployed. The building to the rear has a garage to store the searchlight, a small workshop or ablutions, and a crew rest room  There is an observation tower built onto the end of the building.

A summary concerning the Sound Locators in Malta can be seen here.  Please click the button.

Ghajn Tuffieha Sound Locator

Ghajn Tuffieha Sound Locator position is one of the better surviving positions of this type.  The design of this position is very similar to that of the nearby Mgarr, and they were both probably built in 1941.

The sound locator pen is surrounded by a concave wall.  It is believed that with the introduction of radar, the sound locators became redundant, the the positions converted to redoubt with fire steps and loop holes.  The sound locator garage has lost its’ door, but the Sound Locator Room remains.

The searchlight emplacement was surround with the low stone wall.  There is a circular concrete platform on which the searchlight was deployed. The building to the rear has a garage to store the searchlight, a small workshop or ablutions, and a crew rest room  There is an observation tower built onto the end of the building.

A summary concerning the Sound Locators in Malta can be seen here.  Please click the button.