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Six Inches

One of the two remaining six inch guns.

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Bere Island Fortifications,

West Cork

Berehaven Fort - Page 3

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Documenting our Heritage

Gun Position

There are many gun positions all over the island - these two inside the fort are the only still actually housing the guns.

The two guns are connected by a trench - the targeting tower is some distance off.

Armoured Stores

A series of storage lockers run along the connect trench.

Targeting Tower

The concrete pillar housed a compass, targets were spotted through the windows are the position conveyed to the gunners outside - the two six inch guns covered the Berehaven anchorage and the eastern entrance.

Rusting Sixer

The Armoury

Steps lead down under the gun positions - we find the ammunition stores.

Armoury Barracks



LS follows down a dark passageway under the guns,  the shell storage areas eventually lead to the shell lifts - six inch shells were loaded into position, then the hand winch used to lift the shells up to the guns above.

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