UR67 Jew’s Cemetery Battery Upper Rock Nature Reserve, Gibraltar
Posted on January 1, 2016 / 684
Zone : Upper Rock
poi type : Gun Battery
Location : Gibraltar
Condition : Fair

1891 – 9.2 inch gun battery, although the gun was removed in 1928 one can still see the battery.  This original gun was a Mark 1, similar to Hardings Battery.

According to the last Fort Log for this Battery was upgraded to one 9.2-ins Mark X gun on a Mark V mounting (Garrison Barbette). The gun has an arc of fire of 11 degrees to 263 degrees although this is slightly inter- fered with by the Naval Signal Station. The Battery was served by Levant IV Position Finding Sta- tion. Other documentation shows Angel and Martin PFCs providing target identification information. The Command Post is 30 yards east of the Battery and had a D.R.F. The Battery had a magazine under the gun, while other shelters lie to the north of the battery.

The Battery was on a new site and was built between May and October 1896. Initially the Battery had no shelters but these were built later just to the North of the gun.

Copyright TNA WO 78/4723

UR67 Jew’s Cemetery Battery
1891 – 9.2 inch gun battery, although the gun was removed in 1928 one can still see the battery.  This original gun was a Mark 1, similar to Hardings Battery.

According to the last Fort Log for this Battery was upgraded to one 9.2-ins Mark X gun on a Mark V mounting (Garrison Barbette). The gun has an arc of fire of 11 degrees to 263 degrees although this is slightly inter- fered with by the Naval Signal Station. The Battery was served by Levant IV Position Finding Sta- tion. Other documentation shows Angel and Martin PFCs providing target identification information. The Command Post is 30 yards east of the Battery and had a D.R.F. The Battery had a magazine under the gun, while other shelters lie to the north of the battery.

The Battery was on a new site and was built between May and October 1896. Initially the Battery had no shelters but these were built later just to the North of the gun.

Copyright TNA WO 78/4723

UR67 Jew’s Cemetery Battery
Zone : Upper Rock
poi type : Gun Battery
Location : Gibraltar
Condition : Fair
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