Battery Gregg

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Battery Gregg (1901-1913) - Battery Gregg was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 5 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Mott, New Jersey. The battery was named in G.O. 46, 1901, after Capt. John C. Gregg, U.S. 4th Infantry, who was killed in action near Mariquana, 31 Mar 1899. Battery construction started 20 Aug 1900, was completed in Dec 1900 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 7 Jun 1901, at a cost of $ 17,500.00. Deactivated in 1913.

Fort Mott, Battery Gregg Gun Emplacement #2
Fort Mott, Battery Gregg Gun Emplacement #1 BC Post
Fort Mott, Battery Gregg Rear View

Endicott Period

Part of the Harbor Defense of the Delaware.

Originally built as an Endicott Period concrete coastal gun battery with two 5" M1900 guns mounted on M1903 pedestal mounts. This was a two story battery with the guns on the upper level and two magazines below. Ammunition was served from the magazines by modified Taylor-Raymond, back delivery, chain hoists with combined carriers for powder and projectiles. The hoists were accepted for service 9 Feb 1909.

The guns and carriages were removed 30 Aug 1913 and shipped to Hawaii.

In 1922 the empty #1 gun emplacement was modified for a BC post and the #1 magazine was modified as a plotting room for Battery Harker (1). Both were accepted for service on 19 Aug 1922 at a combined cost of $ 900.00.

Battery Gregg Armament (edit list)
Model Serial
Manufacturer Carriage Service
1 5" Rifle 258.5" M1900 18 Watervliet Barbette, M1903, #20, Morgan 1901-1913 See note 1
2 5" Rifle 258.5" M1900 20 Watervliet Barbette, M1903, #21, Morgan 1901-1913 See note 1
Source: RCW Form 1, 30 Sep 1924, RCB, 31 Dec 1910, 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 90-91
Note 1: Guns and carriages transferred to Hawaii 31 Jul 1913. CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA

Current Status

Part of Fort Mott State Park. No period guns or mounts in place.

Location: Fort Mott, Salem County, New Jersey

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