Cumberland Flank Battery

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Cumberland Flank Battery
Part of Fortifications of Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Cumberland Flank Battery is located in Gibraltar
Cumberland Flank Battery
Cumberland Flank Battery
Type Artillery Battery
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence

Cumberland Flank Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.[1]

Description[edit]

The Cumberland Flank Battery was a large battery that was around the docks area and could fire at enemy shipping that approached Gibraltar Harbour. In 1859 there were 32 guns that made up the Cumberland Flank and the New Mole Battery.[2] Today there is a Cumberland Road on the rock to the east of the dockyard which records the battery's name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fa & Finlayson (2006). The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84603-016-1. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "1859 Map of the Fortifications of Gibraltar". UK National Archives MPH 1/23. Retrieved 17 May 2013.