Chapel Bay Fort (Battery) - RML Gun
Chapel Bay Fort (Battery) - RML Gun

The Fort (Battery) was built 1890-91 .
The first fort in the UK to be built of mass concrete . Armaments 3 - 10inch RML ( Rifled Muzzle Loading ) Guns , replaced in 1900 by three six-inch Breech Loading (BL) Guns .
Accomodation for 91 men . Extensive changes to the battery and armaments over the life of the site. In 1899 3 guns were mounted to the east of the battery , now overgrown .
Disarmed in 1920.

Ref: 6930

Date: 04/05/2010

Location: SM 858.035

Chapel Bay Fort (Battery) - RML Gun

The Fort (Battery) was built 1890-91 .
The first fort in the UK to be built of mass concrete . Armaments 3 - 10inch RML ( Rifled Muzzle Loading ) Guns , replaced in 1900 by three six-inch Breech Loading (BL) Guns .
Accomodation for 91 men . Extensive changes to the battery and armaments over the life of the site. In 1899 3 guns were mounted to the east of the battery , now overgrown .
Disarmed in 1920.

Ref: 6930

Date: 04/05/2010

Location: SM 858.035