Battery 155 - El Segundo

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Battery 155 - El Segundo (1943-1944) - Battery 155 - El Segundo was a temporary, World War II, 155mm coastal gun battery on Panama mounts located in El Segundo, Los Angeles County, California. The battery operated as a sub-post of Fort MacArthur. Battery construction started in July 1942, was completed in May 1943 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use in September 1943 at a cost of $ 6,260. Deactivated in 1944.

Battery 155 - El Segundo Locale

World War II

Part of the Harbor Defense of Los Angeles.

Originally built as a temporary World War II coastal gun battery with two 155mm M1918MI rapid fire guns mounted on M1918MI mobile marriages emplaced on 180 degree Panama mounts.

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


Battery 155 - El Segundo Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 155mm Rifle 240" M1918MI M1 ..... ..... Mobile, M1918MI, #....., ..... 1943-1944
2 155mm Rifle 240" M1918MI M1 ..... ..... Mobile, M1918MI, #....., ..... 1943-1944
Source: 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
Battery 155 - El Segundo Plan


Current Status

No period guns or carriages in place. No remains of Panama mounts


Location: Vista Del Mar Park, El Segundo, Los Angeles County, California

Maps & Images

Lat: 33.94451 Long: -118.44155

Sources:

  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project Harbor Defenses of Los Angeles, (LA-AN-WDC-44), 31 Aug 1944, CDSG

Links:

Visited: 7 Jan 2013

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