Battery 155 - Santa Barbara

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Battery 155 - Santa Barbara (1944-1944) - Battery 155 - Santa Barbara was a temporary, World War II, 155mm coastal gun battery on Panama mounts. Located in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California. Battery construction started in January 1943, was completed in July 1943 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 18 Apr 1944 at a cost of $ 9,688.80. Deactivated in 1944.

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 - Santa Barbara 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 - Santa Barbara Plan


Current Status

No period guns or carriages in place.


Location: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California. Map points are from 1940s coordinates and may not be accurate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 34.397723 Long: -119.704033

Sources:

  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project Harbor Defenses of Los Angeles, (LA-AN-WDC-44), 31 Aug 1944, CDSG

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