Battery AMTB 915

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Battery AMTB 915 (1943-1946) - Battery AMTB 915 was a reinforced concrete World War II AMTB rapid fire 90mm gun battery on Pine Island, New London County, Connecticut. Battery supported from Fort H.G. Wright. Battery construction started on 14 May 1943, was completed on 8 Aug 1943 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 20 Dec 1943. Deactivated in 1946.

Battery AMTB 915 History

Part of the Harbor Defense of Long Island Sound.
The AMTB battery at Pine Island consisted of two 90mm guns mounted on 90mm M3 fixed gun mounts and two 90mm guns mounted on 90mm M1A1 mobile gun mounts. Concrete pads for both fixed guns were laid at western tip of the island. Two earth covered concrete magazines provided ammunition storage. Electricity was furnished by two M-7 portable generators.

The battery had a dual mission of defense against fast enemy motor torpedo boats and enemy aircraft. The effective range of the guns was about 8,000 yards. Each weapon required a crew of 15, 9 men in the gun squad and 6 men in the ammunition squad.

AMTB Front View
AMTB Interior View
AMTB Side View
AMTB Back View

The above photos were taken at Fort Monroe, Battery Parrott

From FM 4-91: "This weapon consists of the 90-mm gun M1 and top carriage M1A1 on the 90-mm gun mount M3. The mount M3 is of the turret type, the shielding being constructed of boiler plates. This boiler plate shield provide fragmentation protection only. No shielding is provided at the rear due to the requirements for service of the piece. A sighting port in the shielding in front permits sighting in direction by the gun pointer."


  • FM 4-91 - 90-MM Gun, Fixed Mount Service of the Piece
  • FM 4-126 - Antiaircraft Artillery, Service of the Piece, 90-mm Antiaircraft Gun
  • TM 9-373 - 90-mm Gun M1 and 90-mm Gun Mount T3 (M3)

Battery AMTB 915 Armament (edit list)
Model Serial
Manufacturer Carriage Service
F1 90mm Rifle 186.15" M1 7157 GM Pedestal Mount,
M3, #221, GM
F2 90mm Rifle 186.15" M1 7176 GM Pedestal Mount,
M3, #233, GM
M1 90mm Rifle 186.15" M1 ? Unknown Mobile Mount,
M1A1, #?, Unknown
M2 90mm Rifle 186.15" M1 ? Unknown Mobile Mount,
M1A1, #?, Unknown
Source: RCW Form 1, Aug 1944, 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 80-81
Battery AMTB 915 Plan

Current Status

No period gun or mounts in place.

Location: Pine Island, New London County, Connecticut.

Maps & Images

Lat: 41.3134319 Long: -72.0584084


  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project of Long Island Sound, (HDLIS-AN-45), 15 Feb 1945, CDSG


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