Gun Battery Vesterøen

In the summer of 1941, the German army began the construction of a gun battery on Vesterøya in southeastern Norway. The guns that the Germans had captured in Belgium were supposed to defend the western entry into the port city of Larvik. The caliber was 120 mm. and the range was 15 km.

Open ring stands were cast for the guns and a two-storey Fire control post for targeting. Bunkers were cast and tunnels made in the rock for close defense, crew and ammunition.

After the liberation, the guns were taken over by the Norwegian defense and remained operational as Folehavna Fort.

In 1957, Folehavna Fort was modernized and the guns were replaced by 105 mm. guns mounted in an armored cupola. The gun battery remained active until 1993 and in 2009 the battery was disassembled.