Upper Battery

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Upper Battery
Part of Fortifications of Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Type Artillery Battery
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence

Upper Battery is a former artillery battery in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. It was located on the Upper Ridge of the Rock of Gibraltar at a site south of Signal Hill Battery and faced east over the Mediterranean. It mounted two 32-pdrs. in 1861. On the other side of the hill, three 24-pdrs. were mounted at Lower Battery. The two batteries were used for signalling and drill purposes.[1]

The name "Upper Battery" was later used as a generic term for the three batteries mounting Gibraltar's main counter-bombardment guns, at Lord Airey's, O'Hara's and Spur Batteries.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hughes, Quentin; Migos, Athanassios (1995). Strong as the Rock of Gibraltar. Exchange Publications. p. 369.