Tunnels, Bateria de Cenizas, Costa Calida, Spain

Squealia

Crediton, United Kingdom

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The tunnel on the left led to storerooms access to under the turntable of a huge 38.1 Vickers guns with a range of some 20 miles and an Auxiliary Engine – Petter 25HP engine.

The tunnel on the right had the destroyed steps leading down to other store rooms and smaller pieces of machinery.

Bateria de Cenizas, On high hilltops either side of the city Cartagena, are pairs of very impressive British built Vickers and Armstrong 38.1 cm guns (in the style of the ‘Guns of Navarone’) which were used to protect the approches to Cartagena in more recent times. Built around 1930 these Baterias are now abandoned. These guns included four of the largest artillery pieces ever made – huge 38.1 Vickers guns with a range of some 20 miles. These guns remain in place, two at the Castillitos battery, at Cabo Tiñoso, near Puerto de Mazarron, & two here at the Cenizas battery, near La Manga Club. Up in the open air, the mean and menacing guns point seaward and they would have been virtually impossible to spot from any distance, with their low profile and camouflage.

See my other images from this and other military installations around Cartagena (They are amongst my Spanish photos!)

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  • Pamela Jayne Smith
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  • Patricia Montgomery
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