Barrett Point Battery

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Barrett Point Battery (1939-1945) - Barrett Point Battery was a Canadian reinforced concrete 6" inch coastal gun battery on Kaien Island, British Columbia, Canada. Deactivated in 1945.

Mary Hill Battery 6" Mk 24 Gun on Mk 6 Mount, Much Like the Barrett Point Battery Guns

World War II (1939-1945)

Part of the Harbor Defense of Prince Rupert.

Initially armed with three 6" Mk 12 guns on naval Mk 7 pedestal mounts until they were replaced in the spring of 1944 with three 6" Mk 24 guns, two on Mk 6 mounts and one on Mk 5 mount. A 6 pounder Hotchkiss gun was used as an examination gun. The battery was deactivated on 15 Aug 1945.

Current Status

The concrete structures remain visible including one searchlight shelter on the shore below the battery. The battery site is overgrown. No period guns or mounts in place.


Location: Barrett Point, Kaien Island, British Columbia, Canada

Maps & Images

Lat: 54.241111 Long: -130.333889

See Also:

Sources:

  • Morgan, David, Prince Rupert Defenses, 1938-1945, GDSG Journal, Vol 14, Issue 2, May 2000, pages 15-28
  • Morgan, David, Addendum to "Prince Rupert Defenses, 1938-1945", GDSG Journal, Vol 14, Issue 3, Aug 2000, pages 94-95
  • Rowse, Sue Harper, In Times of War: Prince Rupert 1939-1945, Lulu.com, 2005, ISBN 1411639278, ISBN 9781411639270, 176 pages

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