|Medway, Kent, England|
A disused fort in the River Medway
|Built by||Captain Siborne, R.E.,|
|Materials||Concrete skirts and brickwork|
|Official name||Hoo Fort|
|Designated||1 November 1963|
Originally designed for two tiers of guns mounted in a circle, with a boom strung between Hoo Fort and Fort Darnet, there were many problems with subsidence, and after extensive cost overruns the forts were completed in 1871 with a single tier of eleven 9-inch rifled muzzle-loading guns, and no boom. Each gun was mounted in an individual casemate with heavily armoured firing port.
The forts were disarmed before the First World War. In the Second World War, the fort was used as observation posts, with platforms and pillboxes built on top. The fort is still in fair condition. It is a Scheduled Monument and is owned by Medway Ports.
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