Civil Hospital Battery

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Civil Hospital Battery
Part of Fortifications of Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Civil Hospital Battery is located in Gibraltar
Civil Hospital Battery
Civil Hospital Battery
Coordinates 36°08′27″N 5°21′06″W / 36.140844°N 5.351802°W / 36.140844; -5.351802
Type Artillery Battery
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence

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

Description[edit]

This battery was south of the Moorish Castle and in 1859 it had six guns.[2] This battery would have been called a "retired" battery as it was well away from Gibraltar Harbour. These batteries were harder for an eneny to target and their increased height on the slopes of Gibraltar gave the gunners increased visibility and range.

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 15 May 2013.