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The fort was stormed by the British in 1839 because of the strategic location of Karachi. Although the fort is now buried beneath the naval base, the lighthouse is a visible reminder of the British presence having been built in 1889 to assist vessels approaching Karachi harbour.
History of modern day Karachi begins from this fort as.... On February 1, 1839, a British ship, the Wellesley, anchored off the island of Manora.. By 3 February, the fort at Kolachi had surrendered without firing a single shot and this small fishing village crossed a turning point in its life.
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