Rooke Battery

Posted on December 20, 2020 / 175
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Gibraltar

Rooke Battery was named after Admiral Sir George Rook who commanded the fleet that captured Gibraltar in 1704. Built between 1906 and 1907 it mounted s single 9.2-inch Mark X gun on a Mark V mount with an underground magazine and crew shelter dug out of the rock to the rear.

During World War 2 it was used as a Fire Command Headquarters and searchlight position.

The other 9.2-inch Batteries in Gibraltar are:

The United Kingdom National Archives references:

  1. WO 78/5246
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