Fort Amherst, St. John's
Fort Amherst from Signal Hill
|Province||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|• Administrative body||St. John's City Council|
|Official name||Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada|
Fort Amherst is a neighbourhood in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. It is located at Coordinates: , on the southern side of the Narrows, the entrance to St. John's harbour. Apart from some family dwellings, Fort Amherst consists of a man-made harbour, a lighthouse and the remains of gun emplacements and pillboxes built during World War II to defend against German U-boats. Two QF 4.7-inch B Mark IV* guns remain in place, and can still be seen on their mountings.
The original fortifications at Fort Amherst, built in the 1770s, are no longer visible. The fortifications were named for William Amherst, who successfully recaptured St. John's from French forces in 1762. The site was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1951.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Category:Fort Amherst and the St. John's WWII Coastal Defences.|
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- "Fort Amherst lighthouse". Retrieved 2007-08-27.
- "Fort Amherst history". Retrieved 2007-08-27.
- "The Grand Concourse: Plans Presented for Fort Amherst". Retrieved 2009-08-16.
- "The Recapture of St. John's, Newfoundland in 1762". Retrieved 2008-05-07.
- Fort Amherst. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "Historic sites around St.Johns". Retrieved 2007-08-27.