Ellenabben fortress
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Ellenabben fortress
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Ellenabbsfortet,
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Karlskrona
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On the island Aspö some rather modern fortresses are built because the entrance to Karlskrona from the sea runs just beside the island. The main fortress, Ellenabbsfortet, was built between 1900-1904. It was blasted into the rock and then the building was made of stone and concrete. The fortress was armed with older canons from old ships and they were not the best in these circumstances. They made some trouble for the staff. In 1939 this battery (E 1) was not used anymore.

In 1902-1903 a battery (E 2) was placed in the outer edges of the fortress. This battery was the only existing battery on Ellenabbsfortet when it was manned during the Second World War. The battery was last used in 1958, but it is still in place at the fortress.

Except the batteries the fortress contained, among other things, an ammunition magazine, engine room, boiler room, toilets, storage, barrack room, a room for the officers, sick room, dining room, kitchen and a drilled well to get fresh water.

The surroundings are covered with bushes, the tunnels are partly filled with water but pieces and towers from battery E 2 is still visible. Most barracks and buildings are demolished or sold. Only two buildings are still to be seen. (The fortress mostly looks like a big submarine.On the island Aspö some rather modern fortresses are built because the entrance to Karlskrona from the sea runs just beside the island. The main fortress, Ellenabbsfortet, was built between 1900-1904. It was blasted into the rock and then the building was made of stone and concrete. The fortress was armed with older canons from old ships and they were not the best in these circumstances. They made some trouble for the staff. In 1939 this battery (E 1) was not used anymore.

In 1902-1903 a battery (E 2) was placed in the outer edges of the fortress. This battery was the only existing battery on Ellenabbsfortet when it was manned during the Second World War. The battery was last used in 1958, but it is still in place at the fortress.

Except the batteries the fortress contained, among other things, an ammunition magazine, engine room, boiler room, toilets, storage, barrack room, a room for the officers, sick room, dining room, kitchen and a drilled well to get fresh water.

The surroundings are covered with bushes, the tunnels are partly filled with water but pieces and towers from battery E 2 is still visible. Most barracks and buildings are demolished or sold. Only two buildings are still to be seen. (The fortress mostly looks like a big submarine.)

 

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