Fort Darnet

Chatham, UK
Posted on June 21, 2022 / 3
Listing Type : Coastal Fort
Location : England

Fort Darnet is situation on an island about one mile from Fort Hoo and two miles from the main Chatham Dockyards.  It is of similar construction to Fort Hoo, both forts providing each other with mutual support.

Fort Darnet was built between 1861 and 1875 to mount eleven 9-inch RML casemated guns behind iron shields.  The Fort was surrounded by a dry moat.   As with Fort Hoo, the structure suffered from damp and subsidence.

 

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