UR4 Lewis Battery Gibraltar
Posted on December 7, 2015 / 1020
Zone : Upper Rock
Location :
Condition : Good

This is one of the later 6 ins batteries built with work commencing in 1910. Full work was not completed until 1912. The Battery mounted two 6-ins BL Mark VII guns. The battery was decommissioned after 1918 and thus had a very short operational life. The stores held 900 full cartridges and 600 shells, presumably split equally between the two guns.

During WW2 it was used as a Bofors position and for an electric fighting light.

 

The site is largely intact but is private property. There was also a temporary shelter for 45 NCO and men built against the retaining wall between the two guns but this has now all gone.  The underground works for the northern gun remain intact and are in good condition.  The entrance to the southern works is blocked with rubbish.

UR4 Lewis Battery

This is one of the later 6 ins batteries built with work commencing in 1910. Full work was not completed until 1912. The Battery mounted two 6-ins BL Mark VII guns. The battery was decommissioned after 1918 and thus had a very short operational life. The stores held 900 full cartridges and 600 shells, presumably split equally between the two guns.

During WW2 it was used as a Bofors position and for an electric fighting light.

 

The site is largely intact but is private property. There was also a temporary shelter for 45 NCO and men built against the retaining wall between the two guns but this has now all gone.  The underground works for the northern gun remain intact and are in good condition.  The entrance to the southern works is blocked with rubbish.

UR4 Lewis Battery
Zone : Upper Rock
Location :
Condition : Good
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