Sandwich Point Battery

Sandwich Point Battery
Sandwich Point Battery
Sandwich Point Battery
Sandwich Point Battery

The coastal gun battery, located near and controlled by York Redoubt, was built during the Boer War as part of the extensive Halifax Defence Complex. The battery, with 9.2 and 6-inch breech-loading guns, was also known as Spion Kop battery after a battleground (1900) in South Africa; it was supported by a nearby fire control station. Overlooking the outer harbour, Sandwich Point Battery served during the First World War and the Second World War until 1943 when it was deactivated and the guns removed.



Photo by: Moneywagon (Own work) (CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)), via Wikimedia Commons
 
 
 

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