Upper North 6-inch Battery

Simonstown, Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on March 14, 2022 / 10
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : South Africa

Upper North Battery was initially the position for a pair of 9-inch RML guns.  In 1904 a pair of 6-inch QF guns was mounted here.  One of the old 9-inch RML positions was built over, while the second 6-inch gun was built higher up the hill.  The 9-inch RML emplacement survives until this day.  In 1904 work also commenced on Scala Battery, with the B or Number 2 gun emplacement under construction.

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