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Redoubt XV

Redoubt XV
Redoubt XV

Description – Redoubt XV of the Veiligheidsomwalling is a small redoubt located between  Fort VII and Redoubt IV to the east and  Redoubt XVI to the west. Fort VIII Hoboken is found to the west but was not included in the defensive positions.

Construction & Armament – This concrete redoubt was constructed between 1910 and 1912. It is considered to be standard redoubt featuring artillery and secured the interval between two adjacent forts. The redoubt featured a wet moat but has only one floor. It is smaller than the design of the Hoofdweerstandstelling redoubt. One cupola was built in front of the redoubt: it had one 75mm gun installed. Two 75mm guns secured the intervals.

Armament – Veiligheidsomwalling Redoubt

  • 3x 75mm fortress gun

Current condition – Redoubt XIV was completed when the Great War broke out in 1914. It is not known if it participated in any defensive actions. In 1984 it was converted into a restaurant by L. Van Laere. The redoubt was demolished in 2005 (?) although it was considered to be a heritage site.

Sources – Own elaboration; Gils, R.