Tyne

Posted on September 17, 2020 / 4
Listing Type : Defended Commercial Port
Location : England

The Tyne was protected by three batteries:

  • Tynemouth Castle Battery had defences dating back to Tudor times. The battery was redeveloped between 1899 and 1901 on the site of the 1890’s emplacements.  It was made to mount two 6-inch Mark VII guns and one 9.2-inch Mark X guns.
  • Spanish Battery also had defences dating back to Tudor times.  The site was redeveloped between 1899 and 1901 to mount two 6-inch Mark VII guns.
  • Frenchman’s Point Battery was built between 1900 and 1905 to mount two 6-inch Mark VII guns and one 9.2-inch Mark X. The site has been lost to development

There was also Clifford’s Fort, North Shields Battery, and a Submarine Mining Depot.

Designated in 1905 as a Class C, Commercial Port by the  Home Ports Defence Committee, later the Home Defence Committee with defences designed to resist attack by unarmoured cruisers and block ships.

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