Battery Willapa-1

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Battery Willapa-1 (1919-1932) - Battery Willapa-1 was a reinforced concrete, World War I 6 inch coastal gun battery on Willapa Military Reservation, Washington. The battery was unnamed. Battery construction started in Jul 1918, was completed in Sep 1918 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 6 Oct 1919 at a cost of $ 6,429.19. Deactivated in 1932.

World War I (1917-1918)

Part of the Harbor Defense of Willapa Harbor.

Originally built as a World War I concrete coastal gun battery with two 6" M1900 guns mounted on M1900 pedestal Barbette carriages.

Battery Willapa Bay-1 Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 6" Rifle 310.4" M1900 8 Watervliet Barbette L.F., M1900, #25, Watervliet 1918-1932 See Note 1
2 6" Rifle 310.4" M1900 4 Watervliet Barbette L.F., M1900, #24, Watervliet 1918-1932 See Note 1
Source: 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, pages96-97, 216
Note 1: Guns and carriages transferred from Fort Stevens (2), Battery Freeman 31 Mar 1918. Guns and carriages transferred to Fort Worden, Battery Tolles-B 28 Aug 1932. CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery Willapa-1 Plan


Current Status

The emplacements reportedly fell onto the beach in the 1940s, and by the 1960s were covered with water.


Location: Map point is approximate. North Cove, Pacific County, Washington.

Maps & Images

Lat: 46.71671 Long: -124.06783

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