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'Kingsnorth Gun' at Fort Amherst
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 20:03:27 »
With the imminent closure of Kingsnorth Power Station in March 2013, I noticed that at Fort Amherst we have a gun that's been nicknamed "The Kingsnorth Gun". It was pulled from the River Medway attached to the anchor of a collier delivering coal to the power station. It was fitted with wrought iron shackles which probably attached it to a mooring buoy, either for a guard ship, or a prison hulk.

The gun (nearest one in the picture) is kept in the covered way at the fort, between Amherst Redoubt and the Tenaile  (the unrestored area). It is not usually on general display to the public but can be seen through the Sally-Port gate, or from the fire step on Belvedere Battery).

 

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