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Re: Albemarle Battery Sheerness
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009, 13:16:34 »
Suggested Protection of Albemarle Battery

In the event of an attempted landing W/1, W/2 & S/3 would protect the front, S/4 the front or flank as required.
The Battery is protected by barbed wire entanglements and 20" walls as per sketch attached.
Two machine guns in emplacements in front of S/4 cover the wire entanglements as far as G.P. Fort to the west and M.G. emplacement on Marine Parade, to the east.
If the enemy succeeded in getting underneath the range of our guns it is suggested that the ammunition detail & if necessary, two men from each gun, man the parapet between the guns.
Suggested also that 'H' group emplacements be protected with sandbags to enable men with rifles to cover right flank of Battery.  Men lying flat on the ground would be well protected if manning left flank of Battery.

Lieutenant Cromwell, Albemarle battery.

Albemarle Battery War Diary, file WO 192/50 at the National Archives, Kew.

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Re: Albemarle Battery Sheerness
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 12:42:41 »
A report found in the War Diary of Albemarle Battery, dated 21/6/18, states how works were progressing to ready the battery for war.  It states that works that had been completed included the barbed wire entanglements at the front of the gun emplacements were in place and the entanglements  running from the battery and joining up with the those of Garrison Point were also in place and those running in the opposite direction where it meets with the inner lines near ''F' Group.
Work that still needed to be completed was listed as the sand-bagging to the dummy-loader at 'H' Group.
Protection was listed as four 12pdr guns, a machine gun at Garrison Point fort, two machine guns in front of the batter and four rifles to be fired to the left and right and between the guns.

Albemarle Battery War Diary, file WO 192/50 at the National Archives, Kew.

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Albemarle Battery Sheerness
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 15:22:14 »
Between Martello Battery and the Fort at Sheerness is this 4 gun Battery.  Built in 1899 and decomissioned in 1956 after being used as a practice battery (i think).
















 

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