St Louis Bastion

Posted on February 27, 2024 / 2
Listing Type : Defence Line
Location : Malta

St Louis Bastion is one of the eight bastions making up the Cottonera Lines.  Between 1876 and 1877 the British mounted 64-pdr MLR guns on these Bastions as defence against ground attack.  The intention was to protect the dockyard and naval infrastructure in the three cities.  It has not been possible to visit inside St Louis Bastion but from Google Earth it would appear that a pillbox has been built over the 64-pdr emplacement.  This would appear to be a reinforced concrete structure built into the shape of the old gun pit.

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