Chapel Bay Q.F. Battery

Milford Haven, UK
Posted on August 22, 2021 / 12
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Wales

Chapel Bay Q.F. Battery was built just outside the actual boundary of Chapel Bay Fort.  This was a linear trench system running along the slope facing towards Stack Rock Fort.  The Battery included the following:

  • Three 12-pdr Quick Fire guns with underground magazine on the western end by Chapel Bay Battery.
  • A length of trench with two Maxim Machine Gun positions.
  • A large underground engine room and oil storage facility.  This was part of the Milford Haven Submarine Mining Establishment.  There was also a Test Room here for the minefield.
  • Two observation posts, one for Search Light Direction and the other for Mine Control.
  • A second length of trench in an ‘L’ shape with two Maxime Machine Guns.
  • A searchlight complex on the headland with underground passages.
  • A slipway on the shore line for delivery of supplies and equipment.  Also use for vessels deploying or guarding the adjacent minefield.
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