SS74 West Battery
Posted on January 6, 2016 / 1061

This battery was built over the old G and H Emplacements and is orientated to the SW, so would primarily be tasked to engage naval targets. In 1886 two 9.2-ins BL Mark V guns, were mounted and upgraded to Mark 10 guns on Mark V mountings during WW2.

The battery was replaced by a three gun 5.25-ins dual purpose guns in 1950. The extra emplacement on the east of the battery came from this time. The underground works, including shelters and magazines were underneath the guns.

The Battery remains in a good condition, including the underground works.  The black and white image is from 1906.

Images are taken from the National Archives, WO 78/4004.

 

SS74 West Battery
This battery was built over the old G and H Emplacements and is orientated to the SW, so would primarily be tasked to engage naval targets. In 1886 two 9.2-ins BL Mark V guns, were mounted and upgraded to Mark 10 guns on Mark V mountings during WW2.

The battery was replaced by a three gun 5.25-ins dual purpose guns in 1950. The extra emplacement on the east of the battery came from this time. The underground works, including shelters and magazines were underneath the guns.

The Battery remains in a good condition, including the underground works.  The black and white image is from 1906.

Images are taken from the National Archives, WO 78/4004.

 

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