Fort McAndrew

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Fort McAndrew (1942-1955) - A U.S. Army Fort first established in Canada in 1942 as a result of the North Atlantic Treaty. Turned over to the U.S. Air Force in 1946 and renamed McAndrew Air Force Base in 1948. Decommissioned in 1955.

World War II

Part of the Harbor Defense of Argentia.

Fort McAndrew was established in March 1942 at present day Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, to provide protection for the nearby U.S. Navy base and airfield. Fort McAndrew housed a Coast Artillery company, an anti-motor torpedo boat (AMTB) and an anti-aircraft artillery company. In 1943, there were more than 12,000 American military personnel were stationed at the Argentia base.

Post World War II

Fort McAndrew was turned over to the U.S. Air Force in 1946 and became McAndrew Air Force Base in 1948. The Air Force closed the airfield in 1955 and turned it over to the U.S. Navy who operated it as Argentia Naval Air Station until 1975.


Fort McAndrew World War II Battery (edit list)
Battery
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No. Caliber Type Mount Service Years Notes
Battery 281 2 6" LR Barbette Carriage with Shield 1942-194? Argentia North
Guns & carriages to
Fort Columbia 1993
Battery 282 2 6" LR Barbette Carriage with Shield 1942-1994 Hill 195
Battery 954 2 6" Navy gun on pedestal 1942-194? Shalloway Point
Battery 604 2 6" Navy gun on pedestal 1942-194? Latrine Point
Battery T8503 2 155mm Mobile on Panama mount 1942-1946 Harmon Field, Stephenville
Battery AMTB - Roche Point 2 90mm Fixed Pedestal 1942-1946 Roche Point
Battery AMTB - Ship Harbor Point 2 90mm Fixed Pedestal 1942-1946 Ship Harbor Point
Battery 955 2 3" Fixed Pedestal 1942-1946 Issac Point
Source: CDSG


Current Status

Industrial Park

Location: Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Maps & Images

Lat: 47.309866 Long: -53.990178

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