Battery 155 - Fort San Jacinto

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Battery 155 - Fort San Jacinto (1942-1944) - Battery 155 - Fort San Jacinto was a temporary, World War II, 155mm coastal gun battery on Panama mounts. Located on Fort San Jacinto, Galveston County, Texas. Deactivated in 1944.

World War II

Part of the Harbor Defense of Galveston.

Originally built as a temporary World War II coastal gun battery with four 155mm M1918 rapid fire guns mounted on M1918 Mobile Carriages emplaced on 180 degree circular Panama mounts. This battery was emplace along the Galveston seawall about 1500 yards from the end. The battery was first built with wooden platforms pending the completion of the 180 degree Panama mounts.

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


Battery 155 - Fort San Jacinto Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 155mm Rifle 240" M1918 ? ? Mobile, M1918, #?, ? 1942-1944
2 155mm Rifle 240" M1918 ? ? Mobile, M1918, #?, ? 1942-1944
3 155mm Rifle 240" M1918 ? ? Mobile, M1918, #?, ? 1942-1944
4 155mm Rifle 240" M1918 ? ? Mobile, M1918, #?, ? 1942-1944
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 - Fort San Jacinto Plan


Current Status

Panama mounts destroyed and buried under dredged material from the ship channel.


Location: Fort San Jacinto, Galveston County, Texas

Maps & Images

Lat: 29.3246827 Long: -94.7589469

Sources:

  • Gaines, William, The Seacoast Defenses of Galveston, Texas, The Coast Defense Journal, Vol 21, Issue 4, page 4-58

Links:

Visited: 12 Nov 2009



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