Jews' Cemetery Battery

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Jews' Cemetery Battery
Part of Fortifications of Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Jew's Cemetery Battery 9.2 inch Mk X in 1906.jpg
Jew's Cemetery Battery equipped with a 9.2 inch Mk X in 1906
1961 Military Map of Gibraltar (south east).jpg
South east section of a 1961 military map of Gibraltar showing this battery
Jews' Cemetery Battery is located in Gibraltar
Jews' Cemetery Battery
Jews' Cemetery Battery
Coordinates 36°07′14″N 5°20′45″W / 36.120611°N 5.345833°W / 36.120611; -5.345833
Type Artillery Battery
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Open to
the public
Yes

Jews' Cemetery Battery was an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.[1]

Description[edit]

At the start of the twentieth century this battery had a large 9.2 inch RML gun. This was one of 14 on the Rock. Its purpose was to engage shipping and to prevent a landing on Gibraltar. This gun was also placed on top of Gibraltar and these guns could hit the coast of North Africa.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fa, Darren; Finlayson, Clive (2006). The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945. Osprey Publishing. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-84603-016-1. Retrieved 4 April 2013.