The former Loch Long Torpedo Range (also called Arrochar Torpedo Range after the nearby village) is located on the north bank of Loch Long (Argyll and Bute, Scottish Highlands), and was in operation from 1912 to 1986. In particular, free-running torpedoes at shallow depths were tested. The torpedoes, which did not contain warheads, were fired either from pipes under the pier or from ships on the spot. Targets were set up in the hole so that those stationed at the base could practice their skills. The torpedoes were recovered, but many sank or ran ashore. Firing range activity was most widespread during World War II, when more than 12,000 torpedoes were fired from this location in 1944. As technology advanced, the range became obsolete 1986 and was discontinued.
A major fire in 2007 further destroyed the structure.
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