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Report - Watchhouse Brake Battery

Kernow Expeditionary Force

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Watchhouse Battery formed part of the heavy defences covering the enterance to plymouth dockyard. Built in the early 1900's, the battery remained in use through the second world war, and was armed with two 6" breech loading guns. Each are served with underground cartridge and shell stores, with the cartridge store being the most protected part of the underground system...


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Gunners view over plymouth breakwater & the sound...

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6"BL Gun position

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Shell Lift to gun location

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Nemesis inspecting the site

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Original light and gun mountings remain, as do the original railings (normally scrapped after the war)

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Steps down to gunners quaters

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Inside the magazine...

The site was mothballed in 1952.

Another of my local defences ticked off:thumb hope you like
 

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