Mediterranean (Martins) Battery

Posted on January 1, 2021 / 11
Listing Type : Land Battery
Location : Gibraltar

Martin’s Battery or Mediterranean Battery is situated on a ledge below Lord Airey’s Battery and covers the eastern side of the Rock looking north.  In 1834 it mounted a 10-inch brass Howitzer and a 24-pdr iron gun.  The magazine was in a small cave just to the west of the gun platform.

The armament then evolved to:

  • 1863 one 7-inch RBL
  • 1885to 1890 two 7-inch RBLs
  • World War 2 (1940 to 1958) two 4-inch BL naval guns

Immediately to adjacent to the battery lies the Mediterranean Position Find Station.

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