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Report - HMS Sultan - Fort Rowner

Ryanham

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Fort Rowner is one of the Palmerston Forts, in Gosport, England. It is now an English Heritage property.

Built circa 1858 as part of the outer defence line for Gosport along with Fort Brockhurst and Fort Elson to the North East and Fort Grange and Fort Gomer to the South West. The fort was later used as a barracks and then by the Royal Navy as a Degaussing establishment. In 1916 it was armed with a 6-pounder Hotchkiss heavy anti aircraft gun.

Fort Rowner was designed by William Crossman to protect Portsmouth. With its formidable fire-power, its main purpose was to guard the approach from potential landing areas on the south Hampshire coast.
The fort is now within the grounds of HMS Sultan, an active Navy base with armed Guards.

The front of the Fort:
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The Fort is mostly surrounded by a Moat:
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HMS Sultan Plaque:
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Passageways:
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Former rooms which are being used as storage and are mostly locked:
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The back tunnels, half of these were lit, the rest were pitch black:
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Stone Skylights in the tunnel ceilings:
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And Finally, some Helicopters and Jet Planes that were on the base:
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