Battery Hobart

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Battery Hobart (1900-1913) - Battery Hobart was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 6 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Williams (1), Cumberland County, Maine. The battery was named in G.O. 78, 25 May 1903, after 1st Lt. Henry A. Hobart (Cullum 56), U.S. Light Artillery, who was killed 27 May 1813, at Fort George, Upper Canada. Battery construction started in 1898, was completed in 1898 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 6 Jan 1900 at a cost of $ 6,545.33. Deactivated in 1913. Assigned Location ID ME00075.

Battery Hobart 6" Gun Emplacement and Magazine
Battery Hobart Magazine
Battery Hobart 6" Gun Emplacement

Endicott Period (1890-1910)

Part of the Harbor Defense of Portland, Maine.

Originally built as an Endicott Period concrete coastal gun battery with a single 6" M1898 Armstrong gun (40 caliber) mounted on M1898 Pedestal carriages. This was a two-story battery with a gun located on the upper level and the magazine below. Shells were moved from the magazine level to the gun loading platform by hand. No shell or powder hoists were provided. Electrical power was furnished by the central power plant.

This gun and carriage were transferred to Fort Kamehameha in Honolulu, Hawaii, on 23 Aug 1913.

Battery Hobart Armament (edit list)
Model Serial
Manufacturer Carriage Service
1 6" Rifle 40 Cal M1898 12133 Armstrong Pedestal, M1898, #11159, Armstrong 1900-1913 See note 1
Source: RCW Form 1, 1 Mar 1929, RCB, 31 Dec 1903, CDSG, Berhow, Mark A. ed, American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2004, ISBN 0-9748167-0-1, pages 92-93
Note 1: Gun and carriage transferred to Fort Kamehameha, Honolulu, Hawaii, 23 Aug 1913. CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery Hobart Plan

Current Status

Part of Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine. No period guns or mounts in place.

Location: Part of Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine.

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Lat: 43.62512 Long: -70.21149

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  • Elevation: aprox 66'



Visited: 5 Jun 2013

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