Scala A Gun

Simonstown, Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on March 12, 2022 / 9
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : South Africa

Scala Battery is built on the hillside above  North Lower Battery. The battery consists of three  gun emplacements, each on a separate ridge.  The Highest of these gun emplacements is the Number 1 or A gun.  The first built was the Number 3 or C gun which is the lower of the three sites.  The C gun is located at about 190 metres above sea level.

Scala Battery was built in about 1902 with a single 9.2-inch BL gun, now the C gun positions.  Plans from 1907 (WO 78/4945) show the battery as built then.

Returns from 1912 shows that at this time Scala Battery had a single 9.2-inch BL Mark X gun on a Mark V mount.  This is shown as a reserve gun.

The Scala A gun was the last of the three guns mounted, probably in 1939.

 

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