No.1 and No.2 Guns

6 inch gun firing at the Fort

These 6 inch Mark VII Breach Loading (BL) guns were emplaced in 1911 replacing 6-inch disappearing guns from the late 1800's.

 

These 6 inch guns were responsible for returning fire on the Japanese submarine I-21 that was in the process of shelling Newcastle on 8th June 1942.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These guns were the only Australian coastal artillery to engage an enemy vessel attacking Australia during World War 2, with 4 armour piercing shells being fired at the submarine.

 

These guns are regularly fired during commemorations and special events held at the Fort.

IJN Submarine I-21

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