Crab Quay Battery

Crab Quay Battery

A gun battery, known as Crab Quay battery, was built in the 18th Century to defend the fairly easy landing point on Pendennis Head.

Near the end of the Victorian period, the site was reused to install two new 6-pounder quick-firing guns to protect an underwater minefield. The construction of batteries at St Mawes and Pendennis with heavier guns rendered the ones here redundant and they were removed in 1906.

It was not used during the First World War. However, during the Second World War, two guns were installed to target fast torpedo motor boats. There is a wreck of one of these German "E-boats" at Crackington Haven in North Cornwall.

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