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Name: Mers el Kebir Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Mers el Kebir, , Algeria

Location: Western Algeria, near Oran.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand.

This lighthouse was apparently destroyed during British air raids in 1940 or during fighting at Mers el Kebir in 1943.

Tower Height: 76

Height of Focal Plane: 121

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white light, visible for 9 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White octagonal tower with attached dwelling, on a fort.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1868

Date Deactivated: ?

Current Use: Destroyed.


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