Battery 155 - Mishaum Point

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Battery 155 - Mishaum Point (1943-1945) - Battery 155 - Mishaum Point was a temporary, World War II, 155mm coastal gun battery on Panama mounts located on Mishaum Point Military Reservation, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Battery construction was completed and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use in 1943. Deactivated in 1945 as Battery 210 came on line.

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 M1918MI rapid fire guns mounted on M1918A1 Mobile Carriages emplaced on circular Panama mounts.

155mm M1918 Gun at Fort Morgan
Panama Mount at Fort Pickens
Mishaum Point Military Reservation Plan 1943
Mishaum Point Military Reservation

Current Status

Private property Mishaum Point, Bristol County, Massachusetts. No period guns or mounts in place.

Location: Mishaum Point, Bristol County, Massachusetts

Maps & Images

Lat: 41.514707 Long: -70.953881


  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FUDS Archives Search Report Findings: Mishaum point Electronics Research Annex, Project No. D01MA037102, September 1995. 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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