Trincomalee

Posted on September 17, 2020 / 91
Listing Type : Coaling Station
Location : Sri Lanka

Originally in Dutch hands, the outstanding natural harbour was taken over by the British and developed in a major naval base and coaling station.

The principal batteries defending the Harbour of Trincomalee in about 1900 were:

FORT FREDRICK

OSTENBURGH CASTLE

SOBER ISLANDS

Citadel Battery

West Battery

Flagstaff Battery

Eastern Battery

Portuguese Bastion

Cavalier

Ridge Battery

Regent’s Battery

Ostenburgh Point Battery

Arthur Battery, Greater Sober

Wellesley Battery, Greater Sober

12-pdr Battery, Little Sober

Trincomalee became a major British Naval Base during World War 2 and anchorage was defended by fixed armaments including 9.2-inch guns, 6-inch gun and Twin 6-pdr guns.

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