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  • Construction Commenced:
    April 1, 1918
     

  • Construction Completed:
    June 27, 1919
     

  • Date of Transfer:
    June 27, 1919
     

  • Cost of Construction (1919)
    $290,300.00
     

  • Construction Materials:
    Portland Concrete - Steel Reinforced

  • Gun Type and Manufacturer:
    M1912 12" Mortar 15 Caliber - Watervliet Ars.
     
  • Carriage Type and Manufacturer:
    M1896MIII Mortar Carriage - Watertown Ars.
     
  • Total Weight of Each Gun:
    82.5 Tons
     
  • Radius of Fire:
    360 Degrees
     
  • Number of Guns Produced:
    8 US (Fort MacArthur) 32 Territorial


12" Mortar ready to fire for the last time 1943


Gun Crews from Battery Saxton loading a 12 inch shell for
 target practice sometime in the 1920's

The Guns of Fort MacArthur

    Battery Osgood - Farley

    Battery Leary Merriam
    Battery Barlow - Saxton

         Photos of the Battery Today
         Battery Details

    Battery Lodor
    Battery Erwin

    Battery Eubanks

    Battery 127 (Paul D Bunker)

    Battery 128

    Battery 240 (Harry C. Barnes)

    Battery 241

    Battery 242 (Harry J Harrison)

    90mm AMTB

    155 GPF Mobile Guns

    Anti-Aircraft (Fixed and Mobile)
 

Missile Systems of Fort MacArthur

    The Nike Program

 

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