Battery 241 (1942-1956) - A World War II era 6" gun battery built in 1943 as a reinforced concrete coastal artillery battery on Fort MacArthur's Upper Reservation, Los Angeles County, California. Construction started 4 May 1943. The Battery was turned over for service later in 1943 at a cost of $219,000 but the guns were not mounted until after the war. Decommissioned in 1956.
Originally built as a World War II concrete coastal gun battery with two 6" T2-M1 rapid fire guns mounted on M4 Shielded Barbette Carriages (SBC) placed on either side of an earth covered reinforced concrete magazine and support structure. Power was supplied by internal generators and commercial power. The battery was completed in 1943 but the guns were not mounted until after the war. The battery was decommissioned in 1956.
No period guns or carriages in place. No public access to the interior of the Battery. Generators sets and electrical switchboard are mostly intact. Interior rooms are in good condition and the battery has electrical power and lighting.
Visited: 5 Jan 2013, 31 Jan - 1 Feb 2009
Battery 241 Picture Gallery