Battery 155 - Port Hueneme

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Battery 155 - Port Hueneme (1944-1944) - Battery 155 - Port Hueneme was a temporary, World War II, 155mm coastal gun battery on Panama mounts. Located in Port Hueneme, Ventura County, California. Battery construction started January 1943, was completed July 1943 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 18 Apr 1944 at a cost of $ 9,381.50. Deactivated in 1944.

Battery 155 - Port Hueneme Locale, Site Covered with Roads and Buildings

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 circular Panama mounts.

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


Battery 155 - Port Hueneme 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, #....., ..... 1944-1944
2 155mm Rifle 240" M1918MI M1 ..... ..... Mobile, M1918MI, #....., ..... 1944-1944
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 - Port Hueneme Plan


Current Status

No period guns or carriages in place. Site covered with roads and buildings, nothing remains.


Location: Port Hueneme, Ventura County, California. Map points are from 1940s coordinates and may not be accurate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 34.141696 Long: -119.191205

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: 24 Dec 2012

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