Battery 25

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Battery 25 (1942-1944) - Battery 25 was a reinforced concrete, World War II 155mm coastal gun battery on Cape May Military Reservation, Cape May County, New Jersey. Battery construction started 31 Dec 1941, was completed 15 Jun 1942 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 14 Apr 1944 at a cost of $ 21,100.00. Deactivated in 1946.

World War II

Part of the Harbor Defense of the Delaware.

Originally built as a World War II concrete coastal gun battery with four 155mm M1918MI guns mounted on M1917 mobile carriages emplaced on concrete Panama Mounts. Four igloo magazines constructed of corrugated sheet metal were placed behind the gun positions. The guns were emplaced in 1942 and removed in February 1944.

Battery 25 Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 155mm Rifle 233" M1918MI 866 Watertown Mobile, M1917, #1264, Pateaux 1942-1946
2 155mm Rifle 233" M1918MI 308 Bullar Mobile, M1917, #1307, Pateaux 1942-1946
3 155mm Rifle 233" M1918MI 945 Watervliet Mobile, M1917, #1381, Pateaux 1942-1946
4 155mm Rifle 233" M1918MI 881 Watervliet Mobile, M1917, #1280, Pateaux 1942-1946
Source: RCW Form 1, 1 Jan 1945, Coast Defense Study Group, 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, 208
Battery 26 Plan


Current Status

Cape May Point State Park. No period guns or mounts in place.


Location: Cape May Point State Park, Cape May County, New Jersey

Maps & Images

Lat: 38.931372 Long: -74.955522

Sources:

  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project of The Delaware, (HDDEL-AN-45), 1 Jul 1945, CDSG

Links:

Visited: 17 Aug 2010



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