Battery 155 - Rocky Point

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Battery 155 - Rocky Point (1942-1944) - Battery 155 - Rocky Point was a temporary, World War II, 155mm coastal gun battery on Panama mounts. Located on Rocky Point, Los Angeles County, California. This Battery was supported from Fort MacArthur. Battery construction started December 1941, was completed September 1943 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 11 Sep 1943 at a cost of $ 19,809.00. Deactivated in 1944.

Battery 155 - Rocky Point 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 circular Panama mounts. Three Panama mounts were constructed but only two guns were furnished.

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


Battery 155 - Rocky Point 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, #....., ..... 1942-1943
2 155mm Rifle 240" M1918MI M1 ..... ..... Mobile, M1918MI, #....., ..... 1942-1943
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 - Rocky Point Plan


Current Status

No period guns or carriages in place. Panama mounts destroyed and the sites overbuilt with houses.


Location: Rocky Point, Los Angeles County, California. Map point is approximate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 33.774161 Long: -118.427507

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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