Battery Parapet

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Battery Parapet (1898-1915) - Battery Parapet was an, Endicott Period 8 inch coastal gun battery mounted on the parapet of old Fort Monroe, Hampton City, Virginia. Battery transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 1 Nov 1898 at a cost of $ 1,611.39. Deactivated in 1915.

Endicott Period

Part of the Harbor Defense of Chesapeake Bay.,

Originally built as an Endicott Period coastal gun battery with four 8" M1888 guns mounted on M1892 Barbette carriages mounted on the parapet of old Fort Monroe. No magazine was furnished. Only two guns were shown as mounted.

Battery Parapet Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
57 8" Rifle 278.5" M1888 6 Watervliet Barbette, M1892, #1, Watertown 1898-1912 See note 1
71 8" Rifle 278.5" M1888 ???? Watervliet Barbette, M1892, #????, Watertown NA See note 2
77 8" Rifle 278.5" M1888 ???? Watervliet Barbette, M1892, #????, Watertown NA See note 2
90 8" Rifle 278.5" M1888 9 Watervliet Barbette, M1892, #8, Watertown 1898-1915 See note 1
Source: RCB, 10 Oct 1903, 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 106-107, 209
Note 1: CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Note 2: Not Mounted CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery Parapet Plan


Current Status

Destroyed, no period guns or mounts in place.


Location: Fort Monroe, Hampton City, Virginia

Maps & Images

Lat: 37.002853 Long: -76.306132

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Visited: 22 Jul 2010



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