Lighting the Forts

 

The Tremlett's (Naval pattern) Fighting Lamp

Tremletts Lamp

 

The Tremlett's Naval Pattern Fighting lamp was used in gun casemates to illuminate the guns when fired at night. There are no known examples of this lamp left. The one shown above is a replica, fabricated from drawings researched by the PFS after many years of searching for an original with no sucess.

bracket 

The Tremlett's Fighting Lamp was hung on a metal bracket fastened to the pier of the casemate on one side of the gun. A fluted reflector inside the lamp allowed adjustment so that light did not give away the gun position to an enemy outside the casemate.

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