Calpe Battery

Posted on November 23, 2020 / 105
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Gibraltar

This battery was cut into the cliffs above Moorish Caste.  Built in the 1870s with three gun emplacements each mounting a 9-inch RML.  There was also a fourth chamber cut out as a Magazine.  This was upgraded to 10-inch RMLs in 1892.

The other 9-inch RML batteries in Gibraltar were at:

By 1906 the casemates were being used as an underground bakery and during World War 2 was used as an administrative centre and hospital.

The UK National Archives refrences

  1. WO 78/2616
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