Platte Saline Battery

Posted on October 23, 2023 / 1
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Channel Islands

Platte Saline Battery was built in the centre of Platte Saline Bay to oppose any landings on this exposed beach.  The battery had five 68-pdr guns in barbette positions facing North out to sea.  The was a rectangular boundary wall, with a guard room in the centre of the gorge wall.  This guard room providing flanking fire both East and West.  There was a single mortar platform to the rear of the battery.

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