Battery Humphreys (3)

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Battery Humphreys (3) (1897-1910) - Battery Humphreys was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 10 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Monroe, Hampton City, Virginia. The battery was named in G.O. 20, 25 Jan 1906, after Ltc. Charles Humphreys, Artillery Corps, who served with distinction during the U.S. Civil War and the Spanish-American War, and who died 22 Mar 1905. The battery transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 19 Mar 1897 at a cost of $ 59,964.50. Deactivated in 1910.

Endicott Period

Part of the Harbor Defense of Chesapeake Bay.

Originally built as an Endicott Period concrete coastal gun battery with one 10" M1888 gun mounted on a M1894 disappearing carriage. This battery was a two story battery with the gun located on the upper level and the magazine located on the lower level.

Battery Humphreys Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 10" Rifle 340" M1888 1 Bethlehem Disappearing, M1894, #11, Pond 1897-1910 See note 1
Source: 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 122-123, 209
Note 1: Carriage transferred to Watertown 7 Nov 1911. CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery Humphreys Plan


Current Status

Battery destroyed.


Location: Fort Monroe, Hampton City, Virginia

Maps & Images

Lat: 37.005779 Long: -76.305006

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Visited: 22 Jul 2010



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