Fortifications

Maiden Call – World’s Largest Semi-Submersible Heavy Load Carrier YACHT SERVANT at Malta – 02.01.2023

The 2023 year started with a big bang seeing the 2022 built 213.7 metres long semi-submersible heavy load carrier YACHT SERVANT entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0720 hrs on Monday 2nd January assisted by tug SENGLEA and piloted by the Chief Pilot after he was onboard at 0711 hrs. She proceeded to Magazine Wharf port …

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Tall Ships – 3 masted frigate replica ETOILE DU ROY at Malta for filming NAPOLEON by Ridley Scott – April/May 2022

The 1997 launched 46 metres long 3 masted sixth rate frigate built in Marmaris, Turkey, the ETOILE DU ROY entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Saturday 9th April berthing at DWQ 4, part of Valletta Gateway Terminals (VGT). Her purpose of call was to be part of Ridley Scott historical Film Shooting called NAPOLEON of which …

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Maltese Islands – Senglea Clock Tower

One of the clock Towers around the Maltese Islands looking on the three cities is the Senglea Clock Tower. It was built by the British Naval authorities in 1908 and has four faces. It’s machinery, manufactured in 1905, came from John Smith & sons, Midland Clock Works, Derby. The foundation stone of Fort St. Michael was laid on 8th May …

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Maltese Fortifications – Fort Leonardo – 22.04.2020

FORT LEONARDO also known as Fort San Leonardo or Fort San Anard, is a polygonal fort (no bastions) in Żabbar, Malta. It was built between 1872 and 1878 by the British between the villages of San Leonardo and Żonqor above the shore east of Grand Harbour as part of a program of improvements to Malta’s fortifications. The fort was to be called Fort …

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Maltese Fortifications – Joint Operation between AFM and Royal Navy with St. Mary’s Battery, Comino – 21.08.1997

ST. MARY’s BATTERY or Trunciera, as it’s known in Malta, is a semi-circular gun platform at the eastern end of the island. It was built by the Order of Saint John between 1715 and 1716 as one of a series of coastal fortifications around the coasts of the Maltese Islands and to protect the channel between …

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