Colombo

Posted on September 17, 2020 / 24
Listing Type : Coaling Station
Location : Sri Lanka

Colombo Harbour was an important trading centre throughout the years and was acquired by the British in 1796 and became the capital of British Ceylon.  The Port was designated as a coaling port and a harbour breakwater was built in 1912.  As a Coaling Station the locality was defended by coastal defence batteries and forts.

The principal batteries were:

  • Battenburgh Battery
  • Galle Face Battery
  • Klippenburgh Battery
  • Guard Battery
  • Enkhuysen Battery

NAME

Mutwall Point Battery

Battenburg Battery

1887

Two 64-pdr

1894

Two 9.2-inch BL & Two 64-pdr

1904

NIL

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