Battery Turman

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Battery Turman (1899-1918) - Battery Reuben Turman is a concrete Endicott Period Coastal Battery located on Fort Casey (1), Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington. Named in G.O. 194, 27 Dec 1904, after 2nd Lt. Reuben S. Turman, 6th U.S. Infantry, who died 2 Jul 1898 of wounds received at Battle of Santiago, Cuba, 1 Jul 1898, during the Spanish-American War. Lieutenant Turman was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in the attack of his regiment at the Battle of Santiago, 1 Jul 1898. The Battery was begun August 1899 and completed January 1901 and transferred to the Coast Artillery 16 Jun 1902 at a cost of $18,850. The guns were removed from the Battery in 1918.

Battery Turman Panorama


Endicott Period

Part of the Harbor Defense of Puget Sound. Battery Turman was designed to protect both the Straight of Juan De Fuca and the Admiralty Inlet to Puget Sound.

Originally built with two, 5" M1897 rifles mounted on M1896 balanced pillar carriages.

Battery Turman Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 5" Rifle 225" M1897 12 Bethlehem Balanced Pillar, M1896, #18, Bethlehem 1902-1918
2 5" Rifle 225" M1897 25 Bethlehem Balanced Pillar, M1896, #19, Bethlehem 1902-1918
Source: RCW Form 1, 1 Mar 1933, RCB, CDSG
Battery Turman Plan a/o 1 Mar 1933


Current Status

The battery was clean and dry when visited. No guns or carriages were in place.


Location: On Fort Casey (1), Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington.


Maps & Images

Lat: 48.160409 Long: -122.681449

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Visited: 21 Jun 2009, 18 Jul 2008

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