Upper North 9-inch Battery

Simonstown, Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on March 13, 2022 / 22
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : South Africa

Upper North Battery is located at a height of about 85 metres on the hillside above Lower North Battery and below Scala Battery.

The Battery initially mounted a pair of 9-inch RML guns.  The 9-inch RML emplacement were built between 1892 and 1895, each costing about £3,600 to construct..  .

The higher of the 9-inch guns was built over in 1902 and this site was used for a new 6-inch battery of two guns.  (See TNA WO 78.4297).

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