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NAVAL BOMBING DECOY N8/HU4

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A Second World War bombing decoy site located at Little Humber. It was built as part of the 'N-series' of naval decoys to deflect enemy bombing from Royal Navy installations on the Humber estuary. It functioned as both a 'Permanent Starfish' and 'QL' decoy to protect the docks at Hull. The 'Permanent Starfish' decoy operated by setting alight a series of controlled fires during an air raid to replicate a military or dockland area targeted by bombs. The 'QL' night decoy consisted of a grid of muted lights set out around man-made ponds to resemble the glow of lights shining on water during a poor blackout. The site is referenced as being in use between August 1941 and March 1942. A site survey in 1992 showed the remains of concrete pads and structures associated with the decoys surviving.

Further 'N-series' bombing decoys for the Humber were located at Ganstead, Bilton, Paull, Thorney Crofts, Immingham Range, East Halton, Humberston and Grimsby.

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