Princess Royal Battery

Albany WA, Australia
Posted on April 20, 2021 / 48
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Australia

The Princess Royal Battery was completed in 1893 with two 6-inch BL guns.  The gun had a range of 9,000 years (8.4 kilometres) and covered King Georges Sound (Frenchman Bay) and the entrance to Shoal Bay.  In 1938 modern 6-inch Mark V QF guns replaced the original 6-inch guns.  The Battery also has an underground magazine, cut out of the rocky hilltop of Mount Clarence, a Position Finding Cell and Battery Command Post.  The complex was linked by passageway cut out of the rock.

Another 6-inch BL gun was mounted at Plantagenet Battery, close to the shoreline below Princess Royal Battery.

A 6-pdr QF Battery of two  guns was also located on the shore line close to Plantagenet Battery.

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