Lough Swilly, Naval Anchorage

Posted on September 17, 2020 / 10
Listing Type : Naval Port or Anchorage
Location : Ireland

Lough Swilly was designated as a Class C War Anchorage.  The defences around the Lough were intended to deal with armoured cruisers.

By the end of the 19th Century the anchorage had the following active defences:

  • Dunree Battery with two 6-inch Mark VII guns mounted in 1895 to 1897.
  • Lenan (Head) Battery built between 1896 and 1900 to mount two 9.2-inch guns.  Later another 9.2-inch gun was added.
  • Inch Battery (Fort) which mounted two 6-inch guns on HP mountings.
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