Battery 155 - East Point

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Battery 155 - East Point (1942-1943) - Battery 155 - East Point was a temporary, World War II, 155mm coastal gun battery on Panama mounts. Located on East Point Military Reservation, Nahant, Essex County, Massachusetts. Battery construction started 25 Mar 1942, was completed 13 May 1942 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 1 Dec 1942 at a cost of $ 8,413.00. Deactivated in 1943.

Emplacement #1, 155mm Battery. Billiard house pillar on left.

World War II

Part of the Harbor Defense of Boston, Massachusetts.

Originally built as a temporary World War II coastal gun battery with two 155mm M1918 rapid fire guns mounted on M1918 Mobile Carriages emplaced on circular Panama mounts.

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


Battery 155 - East Point Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 155mm Rifle 240" M1918 430 WHWS Bullard Mobile, M1918, #454, Minnesota 1942-1943 See note 1
2 155mm Rifle 240" M1918 426 WHWS Bullard Mobile, M1918, #278, Minnesota 1942-1943 See note 1
Source: RCW Form 1, 1 Dec 1942, CDSG, Berhow, Mark A. ed, American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2004, ISBN 0-9748167-0-1, pages 190-191
Note 1: CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery 155 - East Point Plan


Current Status

Destroyed, private property. No period guns or gun mounts in place but the Panama mount for gun #2 remains partially visible. The Panama mount for gun #1 is buried.


Location: East Point Military Reservation, Nahant, Essex County, Massachusetts

Maps & Images

Lat: 42.419344 Long: -70.902688

Sources:

  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project of Boston, Massachusetts, (HDB-AN-45), 31 Jan 1945, CDSG

Links:

Visited: 9 Jun 2012



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