Battery Hackleman (2)

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Battery Hackleman (2) (1944-1946) - Battery Hackleman was a reinforced concrete, World War II 3 inch coastal gun battery on Fort H.G. Wright, Fishers Island, Suffolk County, New York. Battery construction started on 8 Jun 1942, was completed on 15 Sep 1942 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 8 Jan 1944 at a cost of $ 11,801.00. Deactivated in 1946.

World War II

Part of the Harbor Defense of Long Island Sound.

Originally built as a World War II concrete coastal gun battery with two 3" M1903 guns mounted on M1903A1 Pedestal mount carriages. The battery consisted of two reinforced concrete circular gun blocks 100' apart with a C.R.F. station 50' behind the gun line and a buried concrete magazine on the right flank. Limited protection for the gunners was provided by a 2' earth embankment and the gun shield.

The guns and carriages for this battery were transferred from Battery Hackleman (1), Fort Constitution (2) in 1942.

Battery Hackleman Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 3" Rifle 170" M1903 88 Watervliet Pedestal mount,
M1903A1, #63, Watervliet
1944-1946 See note 1
2 3" Rifle 170" M1903 89 Watervliet Pedestal mount,
M1903A1, #64, Watervliet
1944-1946 See note 1
Source: RCW Form 1, Sep 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 74-75, 205
Note 1: CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery Hackleman Plan


Current Status

No period guns or mounts in place.


Location: Fishers Island, Suffolk County, New York

Maps & Images

Lat: 41.273491 Long: -72.024056

Sources:

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

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