Merseyside

Posted on September 17, 2020 / 3
Listing Type : Defended Commercial Port
Location : England

The Merseyside  commercial port designated as Class C by the  Home Ports Defence Committee, later the Home Defence Committee with defences designed to resist attack from unarmoured cruisers and block ships in 1885.  Defences in the area included:

  • Fort Perch Rock was built in 1830 and armed with 18 smooth bore guns.  In 1861 it was upgraded to mounted 2 x 7-inch RBLs, 8 x 68-pdr SB with 8 x 32-pdr SB retained.  In 1875 eight 64-pdr replaced the 68-pdrs.  1897 three 6-inch Mark VI guns, upgraded to Mark VII guns in 1909.
  • Magazine (Liscard) Battery in 1858 was armed with 7 x 10-inch smooth bore guns.  Obsolete by 912.
  • Seaforth Battery was constructed between 1877 and 1879 to mount four 12.5-inch RML guns.  In 1898 two 4.7-inch Q.F. guns were installed on the roof of the casemates. Site lost
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