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Manoel Fort Stands On The Of Point Of Manoel Island In Marsamxett Harbour . Desi ...

Manoel Fort Stands On The Of Point Of Manoel Island In Marsamxett Harbour . Desi ...

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Description: Manoel Fort stands on the of point of Manoel Island in Marsamxett Harbour . Designed as a star fort much of its ditches and walls are formed by the native rock of the island . It was built by the Knights of St John between 1723 and 1755 under the patronage of the Portuguese Grandmaster of the time , Manoel de Vilhena . During the period of the British occupation of Malta , Fort Manoel was utilised by the Royal Navy . It suffered considerable damage during the aerial bombing during WW2 .

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