Fort Thornton

Posted on January 5, 2022 / 13
Listing Type : Coastal Fort
Location : Atlantic Islands

Fort Thornton was originally built in 1815 as Fort Cockburn which included a defensible blockhouse and coastal defence battery with seven 24-pdr SB guns.

It was renamed Fort Thornton in 1880 when rebuilt.  Initially armed with:

  • One 7-inch 6.5 ton RML gun
  • One 64-pdr 64cwt RML gun
  • Two 64-pdr 64cwt guns

In 1889 Fort Thornton was approved to mount

  • One 6-inch BL Mark VI
  • Three 64-pdr RML Mark III
  • One machine gun
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