Tas-Samra Battery

Tas-Samra Battery was an artillery battery in Ħamrun, Malta, built by Maltese insurgents during the French blockade of 1798–1800. It was part of a chain of batteries, redoubts and entrenchments encircling the French positions in Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour.HistoryThe battery was built on top of a hill, overlooking the Floriana Lines, Strada San Giuseppe (the main road which led from Valletta to Mdina), Marsa and Corradino. It was very close to the hornwork of the Floriana Lines, and as such was one of the most important insurgent batteries.Tas-Samra Battery took its name from the Chapel of Our Lady of Atocia, known as tas-Samra in Maltese, and originally dedicated to St. Nicholas. The chapel, which had been built in 1631 on the site of an earlier church, stood at the rear of the battery. The battery itself had a paved gun platform and a parapet with five embrasures. It had an open rear, but this was shielded by the chapel as well as a number of other buildings and rubble walls. One of these buildings was used as a barracks, and a flagpole was affixed to the side of the building. The battery was also guarded by two small sentry boxes on the east side.At one point, the battery was armed with two 32-pounders, two 18-pounders, two 12-pounders, two 8-pounders and one 4-pounder, making a total of nine guns. However, contemporary illustrations show it armed with only four guns and two mortars. Two of the guns had been taken from St. Mary's Tower on Comino.

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