UR20 Princess Royal Battery Gibraltar
Posted on December 10, 2015 / 801
Zone : Upper Rock
Location :
Condition : Good

In 1901, approval was given for two 6-inch (152 mm) guns to be mounted at Princess Royal’s Battery. One emplacement was to have a range of 6,000 yards (5,500 m), to bear on the enemy’s land batteries. The other was to have double the range, 12,000 yards (11,000 m), to target vessels on the Mediterranean. On 21 July 1902, work began on a 6-inch breech loading Mark VII gun with barbette armour. By November 1903, that 6-inch BL Mark VII gun had been mounted with the completed by 24 May 1904. In December 1915, the second 6-inch breech loading Mark VII gun was mounted on the battery. It is believed one of the 6ins guns was removed shortly after the WW1. 

The battery features subterranean, bombproof storage areas for shells and cartridges. Underground, there are also shell hoists and a room for the gun crew.

Princess Royal’s Battery is protected as a listed building under the Gibraltar Heritage Trust Act 1989.

During World War 2 a Bofors Anti Aircraft gun was mounted here.

UR20 Princess Royal Battery

In 1901, approval was given for two 6-inch (152 mm) guns to be mounted at Princess Royal’s Battery. One emplacement was to have a range of 6,000 yards (5,500 m), to bear on the enemy’s land batteries. The other was to have double the range, 12,000 yards (11,000 m), to target vessels on the Mediterranean. On 21 July 1902, work began on a 6-inch breech loading Mark VII gun with barbette armour. By November 1903, that 6-inch BL Mark VII gun had been mounted with the completed by 24 May 1904. In December 1915, the second 6-inch breech loading Mark VII gun was mounted on the battery. It is believed one of the 6ins guns was removed shortly after the WW1. 

The battery features subterranean, bombproof storage areas for shells and cartridges. Underground, there are also shell hoists and a room for the gun crew.

Princess Royal’s Battery is protected as a listed building under the Gibraltar Heritage Trust Act 1989.

During World War 2 a Bofors Anti Aircraft gun was mounted here.

UR20 Princess Royal Battery
Zone : Upper Rock
Location :
Condition : Good
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