EAST FORT - HOUT BAY (WESTERN CAPE)
SOUTH AFRICAN CANNON ASSOCIATION
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ABOUT EAST FORT BATTERY

According to the Durr Record, there should be eight 18-pounder cannon of Swedish origin on this cannon site.

A visit to this site in February 2013 found eight cannon on the site. Although one cannon was lying on the ground far away from an empty carriage, the general impression was that this site is well maintained.

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Photos by Fanus van der Merwe (2013).
Cannon at East Fort (512 x 384)
Cannon at East Fort viewed from the rear (512 x 384)
Empty carriage at East Fort (512 x 384)
Cannon without carriage at East Fort (512 x 384)
East Fort traversing cannon site (cannon and platform no longer there) (512 x 384)
Close up  view of the traversing cannon site at East Fort (512 x 384)
Illustration of traversing cannon at East Fort (512 x 384)
Description of traversing cannon at East Fort (512 x 384)
Two of the battery of six cannon at East Fort with West Fort in the middle accross the bay (512 x 384)