Queen Charlotte's Battery

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Queen Charlotte's Battery
Part of Fortifications of Gibraltar
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Queen Charlotte's Battery is located in Gibraltar
Queen Charlotte's Battery
Queen Charlotte's Battery
Coordinates 36°08′39″N 5°20′58″W / 36.144134°N 5.349578°W / 36.144134; -5.349578
Type Artillery Battery
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence

Queen Charlotte's Battery is a 1727 artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.[1]


Queen Charlotte's battery is on the eastern corner of the Moorish Castle and it has been there since 1727. It was to the south of Hanover Battery that had an entrance into the long tunnels of the Northern Defences. In 1859 Queen Charlotte's battery had two guns.[2] This battery would have been called a "retired" battery as it was well away from Gibraltar Harbour. These batteries were harder for an enemy to target and their increased height on the slopes of Gibraltar gave the gunners increased visibility and range. The battery still has guns and is open to the public.