Shornemead Fort

Hoo, UK
Posted on July 24, 2021 / 23
Listing Type : Coastal Fort
Location : England

Construction of Shornemead Fort commenced in 1861 and was not completed until 1870.  The fort mounted eleven 11-inch RML gun in casemates behind iron shields.  On the western flans of the fort were three 9-inch RML guns in open barbette emplacements.

In 1895 two 12-pdr QF guns were mounted outside the fort on the river bank.

Between 1895 and 1907 Shornemead Fort was used as a barracks for the Submarine Mining Depot which was located just to the west of the Fort.

Good drone footage of Shoremead Fort can also be seen at https://youtu.be/isM9ZqBKSQs.

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