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Hellevoetsluis - Coastal Battery

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Last year I saw this Coastal Battery in action. It used to be protecting the harbour of Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands still working. They are early 19th centuries cannons, a 60 and a 36 pounder that are maintained and operated by the Gunners of Hellevoetsluis.

 

Although they are place on the harbours' defenses they are mounted on a ship's  gun carriages and not a carriage that does not allow it to turn easily. For more info check this link (dutch)

 

Hellevoetsluit coastal battery

 

I also included a short movie of the firing of the guns last year.

 

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nice is this a yearly thing and around what time would love to see it in rl

 

They do it multiple times a year but I was not able to find any kind of schedule unfortunately. I did however find a few more videos :)

 

 

And on this page there is also a video of the firing of the canons at night

 

Enjoy :popcorn:

 

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Hello I lived in Hellevoetsluis , and they fireing the canons from April till September , mostly on the last Sunday off the month , from 1400 hr , there is also an old canon from the orininal defens works on the "wallen" close to "Fort Haerlem" last Autum there is an old Marine ship in the Dok off Hellevoetsluis "The Buffel" this is a ship what you can visit

 

Kust geschut /

 

 

 

reinstalled in 2013

 

 

the "Buffel" arrived in Hellevoetsluis formely warschip

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