Battery McIntosh

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Battery McIntosh (1900-1923) - Battery McIntosh was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 8 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Dade (3), Egmont Key, Pinellas County, Florida. The battery was named in G.O. 78, 25 May 1903 after Ltc. James S. McIntosh, 5th U.S. Infantry, Bvt. Col., U.S. Army, veteran of the War of 1812, who died 26 Sep 1847 of wounds received at the battle of Molino del Ray, Mexico, 8 Sep 1847, during the Mexican-American War. Battery construction started in October 1898, was completed April 1900 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 8 May 1900 at a cost of $ 118,949.53. Deactivated in 1923.

Battery McIntosh Gun #2
Battery McIntosh Gun #1
Battery McIntosh Gun Emplacement #2
Battery McIntosh Gun Emplacement #1
Battery McIntosh

Endicott Period (1890-1910)

Part of the Harbor Defense of Tampa Bay.

Originally built as an Endicott Period concrete coastal gun battery with two 8" M1888MI guns mounted on M1896 disappearing carriages.

Battery McIntosh Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 8" Rifle 278.5" M1888MI 2 Bethlehem Disappearing, M1896, #26, Morgan 1900-1923 See note 1
2 8" Rifle 278.5" M1888MI 1 Bethlehem Disappearing, M1896, #31, Walker 1900-1923 See note 1
Source: RCW Form 1, 30 Sep 1921, CDSG, Berhow, Mark A. ed, American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2004, ISBN 0-9748167-0-1, pages 110-111, 212
Note 1: Guns and carriages turned over to State of Florida, 23 Jan 1923, for park purposes. Gun #2 and carriage #31 transferred to St. Petersburg, Florida, 15 Apr 1927. Gun #1 and carriage #26 transferred to Plant Park in Tampa, Florida, 14 Jan 1928. CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery McIntosh Plan


World War I (1917-1918)

Current Status

Part of Egmont Key Florida State Park, Egmont Key, Pinellas County, Florida. No period guns or mounts in place.


Location: Fort Dade, Egmont Key Florida State Park, Egmont Key, Pinellas County, Florida

Maps & Images

Lat: 27.6002229 Long: -82.7629548

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Visited: 2 Feb 2012



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