Tovey Battery

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Tovey Battery
Part of Fortifications of Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Tovey Battery, Gibraltar 2.JPG
Tovey Battery is located in Gibraltar
Tovey Battery
Tovey Battery
Type Artillery Battery
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Owner Ministry of Defence

Tovey Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

Description[edit]

The battery is named after Colonel Tovey who was in Gibraltar and died here in November 1781[1] whilst he led the Royal Artillery during the Great Siege of Gibraltar.[2]

Tovey battery had two 6 inch guns at the end of the nineteenth century which were part of fourteen available for close range defense.[3] In 1911 Tovey's importance led to the closure of the inferior Hayne's Cave Battery which only had 4 inch guns.[4]

The Tovey Battery had two six inch guns during World War II.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chartrand, Rene (25 July 2006). Gibraltar 1779 - 1783. Osprey Publishing. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-84176-977-6. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Chartrand, Rene (2006). Gibraltar 1779 - 1783. Osprey Publishing. p. 96. 
  3. ^ a b Finlayson, Darren Fa & Clive (2006). The fortifications of Gibraltar : 1068-1945 (1. publ. in Great Britain. ed.). Oxford [u.a.]: Osprey. p. 36 and 51. ISBN 9781846030161. 
  4. ^ Crone, Phil. "Royal Anglian Way". DiscoverGibraltar.com. Retrieved 30 March 2013.