Fort Tourgis

Posted on October 24, 2023 / 2
Listing Type : Coastal Fort
Location : Channel Islands

Fort Tourgis was sometimes called the Citadel and is one of the larger forts. Fort Tourgis was completed in 1855 and had a total of five batteries holding thirty three guns and four mortars.  Each of these batteries had a magazine.  The total armament was made up of eight 68-pdr SB guns, fifteen 8-inch shell guns, ten 32-pdr SB guns and four 13-inch Mortars.

Fort Tourgis has a barrack block for a garrison of 346 soldiers.  Unusually, there is a Redan on the land side protecting the approaches from the East.

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