Battery Van Horne

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Battery Van Horne (1903-1945) - Battery Isaac Van Horne 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 Capt. Isaac Van Horne Jr., 19th U.S. Infantry, who was killed in action at Fort Mackinac, Michigan, in 1814, during the War of 1812. The Battery was begun August 1903 and completed June 1905 and transferred to the Coast Artillery 22 may 1907 at a cost of $14,695. The guns were removed in 1945.

Battery Van Horne
Battery Van Horne Gun #1 Emplacement
Battery Van Horne Ground Elevation

Endicott Period

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

Originally built with two, 3" M1903 rifles mounted on M1903 barbette pedestal carriages. The original guns were removed in 1945 during World War II.

Battery Van Horne Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 3" Rifle 170" M1903 37 Watervliet Barbette Pedestal, M1903, #18, Watertown 1907-1945
2 3" Rifle 170" M1903 38 Watervliet Barbette Pedestal, M1903, #19, Watertown 1907-1945
Source: RCW Form 1, 1 Mar 1933, CDSG
Battery Van Horne Plan a/o 1 Mar 1933


Current Status

No period guns or carriages in place.


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

Maps & Images

Lat: 48.16191 Long: -122.682438

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Visited: 18 Jul 2008

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