Battery AMTB 942
Battery AMTB 942 (1943-1946) - Battery AMTB 942 was a reinforced concrete World War II AMTB rapid fire 90mm gun battery on Great Brewster Island Military Reservation, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Battery construction started in 1943, was completed in 1943 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use in 1943. Deactivated in 1946.
Part of the Harbor Defense of Boston, Massachusetts.
The AMTB battery at Great Brewster Island consisted of two 90mm guns mounted on 90mm M3 fixed gun mounts, two 90mm guns mounted on 90mm M1A1 mobile gun mounts and two 37mm guns on mobile mounts. Concrete pads were provided for both fixed guns and often wooden gun platforms were provided for the mobile guns. A single earth covered magazine provided protection for the ammunition. Electric power was provided by 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 or 4.5 miles. Each weapon required a crew of 15, 9 men in the gun squad and 6 men in the ammunition squad.
Part of Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area and Boston Harbor Islands State Park, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. No period gun or mounts in place.