Fort Bowden

Posted on November 2, 2022 / 6
Listing Type : Land Fort
Location : England

Fort Bowden or Bowden Battery was one of the fortifications protecting the land approaches to Devonport.  Built between 1863 and about 1870.  It was designed to mount twelve guns, eight 7-inch RBL, four 8-inch Howitzers and two SB flanking guns.  By 1885 it was only armed with seven  7-inch RBL guns.

By 1893 only two 7-inch RBL guns remained, with four 64-pdr RML guns now mounted.

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