Battery 120

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Battery 120 (1943-1948) - Battery 120 was a reinforced concrete, World War II 16 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Story, Virginia. Renamed Battery Ketcham named after BG Daniel W. Ketcham. Battery construction started 12 Apr 1941, was completed on 12 Nov 1943 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 12 Nov 1943 at a cost of $ 1,553,592.00. Deactivated in 1948.

World War II

Part of the Harbor Defense of Chesapeake Bay.

Originally built as a World War II concrete coastal gun battery with two casemated 16" MarkII-M1 Navy guns mounted on M4 carriages.

Battery 120 Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 16" Rifle 816" MarkII-M1 106 U.S. Navy Casemated Barbette,
M4, #22, Watertown
1943-1948 See note 1
2 16" Rifle 816" MarkII-M1 109 U.S. Navy Casemated Barbette,
M4, #21, Watertown
1943-1948 See note 2
Source: RCW Form 1, 28 Mar 1944, Coast Defense Study Group, Berhow, Mark A. ed, American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2004, ISBN 0-9748167-0-1, pages 176-177, 210
Note 1: Gun transferred from Watervliet 23 May 1942, carriage transferred from Watertown 22 Jun 1942. CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Note 2: Gun transferred from Watervliet 19 May 1942, carriage transferred from Watertown 26 Jul 1942. CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery 120 Plan


Current Status

No period guns or mounts in place.


Location: Fort Story, Virginia Beach City, Virginia

Maps & Images

Lat: 36.9212147 Long: -76.0077095

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Visited: 21-27 Jul 2010



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