La Batteries du Cap Vatomainty

Diego Suarez, Madagascar
Posted on October 31, 2021 / 10
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Madagascar

La Batteries du Cap Vatomainty (Battery of Cape Vatomainty) was built in 1902 to mounted four 190 mm guns, Model 1875-6.  The Battery has a gun platform facing out of the harbour towards Diego Suarez.  The guns were in a barbette mount without any other protection.  Access to Cape Vatomainty Battery is through a long tunnel, from the reverse of a hill.  Off this tunnel are six underground chambers used as magazines and for crew shelter.  Steps lead down to the magazines, and there is a hoist up to the gun platform.

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