Fort Ebey

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Fort Ebey (1942-1946) - Established as a coastal defense fort in 1942 during World War II to support Fort Casey (1), Fort Worden and Fort Flagler on Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington State. Named for Colonel Isaac Ebey a Whidbey Island pioneer killed by Indians in 1857. Abandoned in 1946.

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World War II (1941-1945)

Part of the Harbor Defense of Puget Sound.

The main defensive armament on Fort Ebey was Battery 248, a battery of two, 6" rapid fire guns with an earth covered concrete support structure and fire control post. An SCR-296A radar facility was located south of the battery.

Fort Ebey World War II Batteries (edit list)
Battery
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No. Caliber Type Mount Service Years Battery Cost Notes
Battery 248 2 6" Long Range Barbette Carriage with Shield 1942-1944-1944-1946 $ 349,000
Source: CDSG

Current Status

Fort Ebey is now a 645 acre Washington State Park acquired from the Federal Government in three parcels; the first in 1965 and the last in 1991, for a total cost of $3,666,568. Opened to the public in Feb 1981. The Battery 248 concrete support structure is in good condition and open to the public. No period guns or carriages are present.


Location: Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington.

Maps & Images

Lat: 48.217333 Long: -122.762081

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Sources:

  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 831-832
  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project, Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, (CCA-AN-PS), 12 Aug 1945, CDSG

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