Battery 155 - Fort Rodman

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Battery 155 - Fort Rodman (1938-1945) - Battery 155 - Fort Rodman was a temporary, World War II, 155mm coastal gun battery on Panama mounts located on Fort Rodman, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Battery construction was completed and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use in 1938. Deactivated in 1945.

World War II

Part of the Harbor Defense of New Bedford.

Originally built as a temporary World War II coastal gun battery with two 155mm M1918M1 rapid fire guns mounted on M1918 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.

Location: Fort Tabor Park, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Maps & Images

Lat: 41.593003 Long: -70.904429


  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FUDS Archives Search Report, Findings, Fort Rodman, Project No. D01MA051303, March 1996. Large PDF Download
  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project of New Bedford, (CC-SUP-NEWB-43), 1 Feb 1945, CDSG


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