A two-tier stone built battery in the shape of a horseshoe in Sevastopol. It is located on the Cape of the same name in the Northern part of the Sevastopol Bay and is one of the main accents of the sea facade of the Northern part of the city.

A fortified battery blocked the entrance to Sevastopol Bay to prevent enemy ships from entering.

Construction of an earthen battery on the Cape that restricts the entrance to the Sevastopol Bay from the North to displace Turkish ships began on June 15, 1778 on the instructions of A.V. Suvorov. This fortification was called the Konstantinovskaya battery. The decision to build a stone casemated battery on the site of the front, taking into account the latest achievements of fortification, was made in 1834 by engineer Colonel K. Burno.

The battery received its baptism of fire in 1854 during the first bombardment of Sevastopol. After the Crimean war, the battery’s territory was used for monitoring the sea and guarding the entrance to the Sevastopol roadstead. During the great Patriotic war, the Konstantinovskaya battery was used for the protection of the water area. From 21 to 24 June 1942, covering the exit from the southern Bay of the last boats, the defenders of the battery repelled numerous attacks by German units. During the fighting, the Konstantinovskaya battery was severely damaged, the gorzhevaya barracks were turned into ruins, and almost all the defenders of the Fort were killed.

After the liberation of Sevastopol in May 1944, the remains of the battery defenders were buried in a mass grave on the territory of the courtyard. A monument to the defenders of the battery was erected in its place on November 12, 1944.

Location : Sevastopol

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