South Batteries

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South Batteries
Part of Fortifications of Gibraltar
Gibraltar
South Batteries is located in Gibraltar
South Batteries
South Batteries
Coordinates 36°06′47″N 5°20′41″W / 36.11305°N 5.3447°W / 36.11305; -5.3447
Type Artillery Battery
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence

South Batteries is an artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.[1]

Description[edit]

The South Battery had four 3.7 inch guns during World War II. It was just south west of Buffadero Battery at the southern end of the Rock of Gibraltar.[1] The battery was directed from the "Gun Operation Room" which was hidden and protected underground with tunnels leading to Lathbury Barracks and to the north end of the rock via a number of tunnels including the Great North Road.[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. ^ "Gun Operations Roorm (South)". gibcaving.net. Retrieved 8 June 2013.