Fort Gilkicker


Fort Gilkicker

Fort Gilkicker is a Royal Commission fort situated at the west end of Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire to dominate the key anchorage of Spithead. Built between 1863 and 1871 as a semi-circular arc with 22 casemates, to be armed with 5 12" guns, 17 10" guns and 5 9" guns. The actual installed armament rather differed from this. In 1902 the RML guns were replaced by 2 9.2" and 2 6" BL guns.

Currently the fort is inaccessible as various plans to convert the site to housing with an attached museum come and go.

External links

* [http://www.fortgilkicker.co.uk Fort Gilkicker]
* [http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/gil.pdf Palmerston Forts Society, Fort Gilkicker]


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