UR19 Spyglass HAF Battery Gibraltar
Posted on December 10, 2015 / 1354
Zone : Upper Rock
poi type : Gun BatteryMagazine
Location :
Condition : Good

A six gun High Angle Fire Mortar Battery with 10-ins guns.  Work commenced on the battery on 1st April 1896 and was completed on 26th June 1899.  The total cost of construction was £9,137.

The guns are were arranged in a single row, north to south, and placed in a pit.  The guns had all round fire and a range of 9,225 feet.

The Battery CP was one of the two P.F. Cells.  There were also D.R.F. Pedestals, one each end of the battery.

The magazine and shell store lie each end of the battery and have been cut our of the rock at the same level as the battery.  There is a track running from the shell magazine to the battery.

The observing stations for this battery are shown as being Devil 1 and Martin VI.

WO 78/5271

In 1904 the crew shelters were built.

An image from the Imperial War Museum shows that a sound locator was mounted here during World War 2.  It is not believed to have been a success due to the wind currents.

UR19 Spyglass HAF Battery
A six gun High Angle Fire Mortar Battery with 10-ins guns.  Work commenced on the battery on 1st April 1896 and was completed on 26th June 1899.  The total cost of construction was £9,137.

The guns are were arranged in a single row, north to south, and placed in a pit.  The guns had all round fire and a range of 9,225 feet.

The Battery CP was one of the two P.F. Cells.  There were also D.R.F. Pedestals, one each end of the battery.

The magazine and shell store lie each end of the battery and have been cut our of the rock at the same level as the battery.  There is a track running from the shell magazine to the battery.

The observing stations for this battery are shown as being Devil 1 and Martin VI.

WO 78/5271

In 1904 the crew shelters were built.

An image from the Imperial War Museum shows that a sound locator was mounted here during World War 2.  It is not believed to have been a success due to the wind currents.

UR19 Spyglass HAF Battery
Zone : Upper Rock
poi type : Gun BatteryMagazine
Location :
Condition : Good
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