UR14 O’Hara’s Battery Gibraltar
Posted on December 7, 2015 / 888
Zone : Upper Rock
Location :
Condition : Good

Both Lord Aireys and O’Hara’s Batteries started as 6-ins BL Guns on Vavasseur Central Pivot Mountings. They were subsequently up-gunned to 9.2-ins guns, both of which still remain in place. The Engine Room and underground works are also open to the public.

 

The 6 ins Battery was constructed in 1890 at the former site of a watchtower that had earned the name O’Hara’s Folly. In 1904 the 6 ins gun was replaced with a 9.2 inch Mark X BL gun. The battery was in use during World War II and was last fired during training exercises in 1976. O’Hara’s Battery has been refurbished and is open to the public. The battery and its associated works are listed with the Gibraltar Heritage Trust.

UR14 O’Hara’s Battery

Both Lord Aireys and O’Hara’s Batteries started as 6-ins BL Guns on Vavasseur Central Pivot Mountings. They were subsequently up-gunned to 9.2-ins guns, both of which still remain in place. The Engine Room and underground works are also open to the public.

 

The 6 ins Battery was constructed in 1890 at the former site of a watchtower that had earned the name O’Hara’s Folly. In 1904 the 6 ins gun was replaced with a 9.2 inch Mark X BL gun. The battery was in use during World War II and was last fired during training exercises in 1976. O’Hara’s Battery has been refurbished and is open to the public. The battery and its associated works are listed with the Gibraltar Heritage Trust.

UR14 O’Hara’s Battery
Zone : Upper Rock
Location :
Condition : Good
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