Ardaragh Battery

Posted on October 13, 2021 / 18
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Ireland

Ardaragh Battery was one of the two 12-pdr Quick Fire Batteries protecting Bere Island.  It covered the eastern entrance to Berehaven Anchorage.

The Ardaragh Battery mounted four 12-pdr Quick Fire guns and was of a similar design to Ardnakinna Battery, which covered the western channel. There was also a Gatling machine gun mounted on each flank of the gun line.

There was a search light position on the shore line to the north of the battery with four DELs and a Subsidiary Direction Station.

For background information on Defence Electric Light click here.

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