Martin's Battery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Martin's Battery
Part of Fortifications of Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Martin's Battery is located in Gibraltar
Martin's Battery
Martin's Battery
Coordinates 36°07′30″N 5°20′31″W / 36.12505°N 5.34188°W / 36.12505; -5.34188
Type Artillery Battery
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence

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

Description[edit]

During World War Two there were two 4 inch and two 4 inch Quick Firing guns at Martin's Battery on the west side of the Rock of Gibraltar.[1] Presumably named for the drunken soldier who reportedly discovered Martin's Cave in 1821.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fa & Finlayson (2006). The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945. Osprey Publishing. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-84603-016-1. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sketch: St Martin's Cave". The Critic: A Weekly Review of Literature, Fine Arts, and the Drama, Volume 1. New York: Critic Press. 21 February 1829. p. 272.