Battery 155 - Brenton Point

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Battery 155 - Brenton Point (1942-1943) - Battery 155 - Brenton Point was a temporary, World War II, 155mm coastal gun battery on Panama mounts. Located on Brenton Point, Newport County, Rhode Island. This battery was serviced from Fort Adams (1). Battery construction started 15 Jun 1942, was completed 25 Aug 1942 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 29 Aug 1942 at a cost of $ 9,975. Deactivated 26 Mar 1943.

Battery 155 - Brenton Point, Panama Mount Side View
Battery 155 - Brenton Point, Panama Mount from Above

World War II

Part of the Harbor Defense of Narragansett Bay.

Originally built as a temporary World War II coastal gun battery with four 155mm M1917A1 rapid fire guns mounted on M1917 Mobile Carriages emplaced on circular concrete Panama mounts. This battery was deactivated on 26 Mar 1943 as Battery AMTB 923 (1) was accepted for service.

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


Battery 155 - Brenton Point Plan


Current Status

Part of Ocean Drive State Park, Aquidneck Island, Newport County, Rhode Island. No period guns or mounts in place but one of the concrete Panama mounts is visible and well cared for.


Location: Ocean Drive State Park, Aquidneck Island, Newport County, Rhode Island.

Maps & Images

Lat: 41.450214 Long: -71.354828

Sources:

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Archives Search Report, Findings, Brenton Point Fire Control Station, August 1995, FUDS Report D01RI032401, Newport, RI, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.
  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project of Narragansett Bay, (HDNARB-AP-45), 1 Feb 1945, CDSG

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Visited: 31 May 2012



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