Northeast Bastion Battery

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Northeast Bastion Battery (1900-1908) - The Northeast Bastion Battery was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 10 inch experimental coastal gun battery on Fort Monroe, Hampton City, Virginia. The Battery was transferred to the Coast Artillery for use in 1898. Deactivated in 1908.

Fort Monroe, Northeast Bastion Battery
Fort Monroe, Northeast Bastion Battery Gun Emplacement
Fort Monroe, Northeast Bastion Battery

Endicott Period

Part of the Harbor Defense of Chesapeake Bay.

Originally built as an Endicott Period concrete coastal gun battery with one 10" M1896 experimental depressing gun mounted on a M1894 disappearing carriage. This battery was a two story battery with the guns located on the upper level and the magazine located on the lower level. Deactivated in 1910.

Battery Northeast Bastion Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 10" Rifle ???" M1896 ???? ???? Disappearing, M1894, #????, ???? 1900-1908 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, page 209
Note 1: CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery Northeast Bastion Plan


Current Status

No period guns or mounts in place.


Location: Fort Monroe, Hampton City, Virginia

Maps & Images

Lat: 37.004412 Long: -76.304641

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Visited: 22 Jul 2010



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