Gun Emplacement

Posted on December 25, 2022 / 1
Listing Type : Malta Pillboxes
Location : Malta

This is a emergency battery.  A single gun emplacement was built in front of the old Ghajin Tuffieha Tower.  The holdfast appears to be ‘D’ in shape, usually for a 12-pdr Quick Fire gun.

The emplacement is 20 metres away from the Beach Defence Post GT1.

The emplacement is cut into the rock with a wall, and it is assumed further protection would have been provided by sandbags.  It is likely that the stone building, adjacent to the Knight’s Tower, was used as a magazine.

Gun Emplacement

This is a emergency battery.  A single gun emplacement was built in front of the old Ghajin Tuffieha Tower.  The holdfast appears to be ‘D’ in shape, usually for a 12-pdr Quick Fire gun.

The emplacement is 20 metres away from the Beach Defence Post GT1.

The emplacement is cut into the rock with a wall, and it is assumed further protection would have been provided by sandbags.  It is likely that the stone building, adjacent to the Knight’s Tower, was used as a magazine.