Malta 2010 Part 1 by Michael Forrest

Garden Battery: Sliema: Malta: 1889-1894

 

Built between Fort Tigne and Fort Cambridge this battery was armed with a 9.2-inch B.L. gun and two 6-inch B.L. guns on disappearing mountings.

 

Garden Battery: Sliema: Malta
Garden Battery: Sliema: Malta:

 

Aerial View of Garden Battery on Flashearth

Aerial View of Garden Battery on Google Maps

Della Grazie Battery 1888-1893

 

Armed with two 10-inch B.L. and two 6-inch B.L. guns on H.P. Disappearing mountings, the battery was completed in 1892 and abandoned after 1910. The battery was protected by a rock cut ditch with two caponiers to the front.

 

Della Grazie Battery: Malta: Entrance
Della Grazie Battery: Malta; 10-inch B.L. H.P. emplacement
Della Grazie Battery: Malta: Redoubt
Della Grazie Battery: Malta: East expense magazine

 

Aerial view of Della Grazie Battery on Google Maps

Fort Campbell 1937-38

 

Built to protect Mellieha Bay, and St. Paul's Bay, Fort Campell was armed with two 6-inch B.L. guns in emplacments that each contained three underground gun crew rooms and magazines. The gun emplacements, barrack blocks and command post were all enclosed within a high wall that was camouflaged with rubble and protected with a machine gun bunker.

 

Campbell  Battery: Malta: 6-inch B.L. position
Campbell  Battery: Malta: 6-inch B.L. emplacement
Campbell  Battery: Malta: 6-inch B.L. emplacement
Campbell  Battery: Malta: Barrack block
Campbell  Battery: Malta: Barrack block
Campbell  Battery: Malta

 

 

Aerial View of Fort Campbell on Flashearth

Aerial View of Fort Campbell on Google Maps

 

 

Bing Malta forts

Malta Forts on Bing

 

All photographs are copyright © Michael Forrest

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