Posted on August 23, 2023 / 3
Listing Type : Naval Port or Anchorage
Location : Channel Islands

Guernsey, along with Alderney and Jersey was one of the three Channel Islands considered as a Harbour of Refuge for the Royal Navy in 1850.  The intention was to have a secure anchorage for the Royal Navy position a fleet in the event of war with France.  In the end Alderney was chosen as the location to build this Harbour of Refuge.  Nevertheless, Guernsey had a number of fortifications which were improved during the 19th Century.

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