Battery 155 - Biddeford Pool

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Battery 155 - Biddeford Pool (1942-1945) - Battery 155 - Biddeford Pool was a temporary, World War II, 155mm coastal gun battery on Panama mounts. Located on Biddeford Pool Military Reservation, Fletcher Neck, York County, Maine. Battery construction started in 1942, was completed in 1942 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use in 1942. Deactivated in 1945.

World War II

Part of the Harbor Defense of Portland, Maine.

Originally built as a temporary World War II coastal gun battery with two 155mm M1917/18 rapid fire guns mounted on M1917/18 Mobile Carriages emplaced on circular Panama mounts.

155mm M1918 Gun at Fort Morgan
Panama Mount at Fort Pickens

Current Status

No period guns or mounts in place. Three Panama mounts are visible.

Location: Biddeford Pool, Fletcher Neck, York County, Maine

Maps & Images

Lat: 43.4472136 Long: -70.3394079


  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project of Portland, Maine, (HDPB-AN-45), 11 Apr 1945, CDSG


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