Torry Battery

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Torry Battery
Torry
Aberdeen, Scotland
Torry Point Battery entrance
Torry Point Battery entrance
Torry Battery is located in Scotland
Torry Battery
Torry Battery
Coordinates Coordinates: 57°8′31″N 2°3′21″W / 57.14194°N 2.05583°W / 57.14194; -2.05583
Site information
Open to
the public
Yes
Site history
Built 1859-61
Materials Stone

The Torry Battery is an artillery battery near Torry in Aberdeen, Scotland, which has overlooked the city's harbour since 1860. It was originally constructed for nine guns with a defensible barracks at the rear. In 1881 the battery mounted three 10-inch Smooth bore guns and five 68-Pounder Smooth bore guns.[1] The battery was adapted for two 6-inch Breech Loading (BL) guns which were mounted by 1906.[2] Both guns were operational during the First World War.[3]

During the First and Second World Wars it was used to defend the city. It is a scheduled monument.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stevenson, Ian, 1999. Three Scottish Ports, Redan 46:Journal of the Palmerston Forts Society, Gosport, pp28-48
  2. ^ Plan of Torry Point Battery, The National Archives, WO78/5198
  3. ^ Farndale, Martin, 2008. History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery - The forgotten fronts and Home Base, Royal Artillery Institution, London, p402
  4. ^ "Torry Battery, battery 130m ESE of Old South Breakwater. SM9215". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 

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