Fort Blockhouse

Portsmouth, UK
Posted on August 11, 2022 / 8
Listing Type : Coastal Fort
Location : England

Fort Blockhouse was originally the site of a coastal tower built in 1552. In 1824 the sea facing battery was upgraded to a casemated battery with thirteen emplacements.  Further extensions and improvement were made in 1845 and 1863.

By 1859 (Royal Commission) the armament of the Fort was fifteen 36-pdr and fifteen 18-pdr SB guns.

1872 returns show the armament to be six 7-inch RBL guns, fifteen 8-inch SB and nine 18-pdr SB.

By 1900 the armament was five 12-pdr QF guns and two Maxim machine guns primarily to combat Motor Torpedo Boats

Fort Blockhouse remains under the control of the Ministry of Defence (2022).

Fort a copy of the Fort Log prepared by David Moore  click on the button to the right.

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