The Prospect Position

Bermuda
Posted on January 25, 2023 / 17
Listing Type : Defence Line
Location : Bermuda

The Prospect Position was a land defence line built one to two miles to the East of the City of Hamilton.  This defence line was intended to prevent hostile forces occupying Spanish Point, about two miles to the West of Hamilton.  The fear was that hostile forces, landing elsewhere on the Island, could advance overland and then occupy Spanish Point.  Here they could establish artillery batteries that could bombard the Royal Naval Dockyard which was just under two miles (Three Kilometres) across the Bay.

The Prospect Position included four primary locations, three forts and a barracks for the troops:

Fort Hamilton

Fort Prospect

Fort Langton

Prospect Barracks

It was intended that field defences would be used to link the three forts and barracks into a continuous defence line.

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