Watervliet Arsenal

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Watervliet Arsenal (1813-Present) - The Watervliet Arsenal was founded in 1813 during the War of 1812 and has been manufacturing guns for America's defense ever since. In 1887, the arsenal became America's "Cannon Factory." It is the only U.S. Army manufacturing facility for large caliber cannon in volume. (Watervliet is pronounced water-vuh-leet)

Watervliet Museum Large Gun Display, 16", 12" and 8" Naval Gun Tube Ends
Watervliet Museum Large Gun Display, 16", 12" and 8" Naval Gun Tubes
Watervliet Museum Bldg. 38, the Cast Iron Building
Watervliet Arsenal 16" M1895 No. 1
Watervliet Arsenal Quarters No. 2

Guns of Interest

Watervliet Museum, 13" Siege Mortar
  • Model 1888MII - 10" Caliber, 367.25" Long
  • Model 1895MI - 12" Caliber, 442.56" Long
  • Model 1897MI - 6" Caliber, 277.85" Long
  • Model 1890MI - 12" Caliber Mortar, 129.25" Long
  • Model 1900 - 6" Caliber, 310.4" Long
  • Model 1900 - 10" Caliber, 420.6" Long
  • Model 1903 - 3" Caliber, 154.5" Long
  • Model 1905 - 6" Caliber, 309.8" Long
  • Model T2 - 6" Caliber, 309.90" Long


Current Status

Watervliet Arsenal Marker

Active Military Installation. The Watervliet Museum is on post and is undergoing renovation, it will be closed through July 2012.


Location: On the Hudson River, just a few miles north of the New York State Capital at Albany.


Maps & Images

Lat: 42.719194 Long: -73.706717

Sources:

  • Swantek, John, Watervliet Arsenal: A History of America's Oldest Arsenal 1813-2009, Watervliet Public Affairs Office, January 2009, 590 pages

Links:

Visited: 3 May 2012

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