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Lye Mun Redoubt Battery, Lye Yue Mun [c.1889- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
c.1889-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Intact
Date of last visit: Nov-2014
Ref: ROB-00129
Other: Museum of Coastal Defence

Timeline:

  • 1887: No date of completion or cost known, but date of construction authority was 1887.  (WO 78/5337)
  • 1887: Initial Armament: 2 x 6" BL Mk IV guns on Hydro Pneumatic Mk I Disappearing Mount.  (WO 78/5337).
  • 1889: 2 x 6" BL Mk IV guns on HP Disappearing Mounts.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1892: 2 x 6" BL Mk IV guns on HP Disappearing Mounts.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1897: 2 x 6" BL Mk IV guns on HP Disappearing Mounts.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1900: 2 x 6" BL Mk IV guns on HP Disappearing Mounts.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1901: 2 x 6" BL Mk IV guns on HP Disappearing Mounts.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1903: 2 x 6" BL Mk IV guns on HP Disappearing Mounts.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1903: Proposal for conversion of emplacement to take HP Mk III Disappearing Mounts. Mk IV mountings supplied instead.  (WO 78/4136).
  • 1904: 2 x 6" BL Mk V guns mounted, 2 x 6" BL Mk VI guns approved.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1905: 2 x 6" BL Mk V guns mounted, 2 x 6" BL Mk VI guns approved.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1906: 2 x 6" BL Mk VI guns.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1907: 2 x 6" BL Mk VI guns mounted, to be removed.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1909: 1 x Machine Gun.  (CAB 11/57).
  • 1910: Not listed.
  • 2000: Rebuilt and became part of the Museum of Coastal Defence.

For a background to these notes, and a glossary of terms used, please see: http://gwulo.com/node/24630