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Battery Willapa-1 (1919-1932) - Battery Willapa-1 was a reinforced concrete, World War I 6 inch coastal gun battery on Willapa Military Reservation, Washington. The battery was unnamed. Battery construction started in Jul 1918, was completed in Sep 1918 and transferred to the Coastal Artillery for use 6 Oct 1919 at a cost of $ 6,429.19. Deactivated in 1932.
World War I (1917-1918)
Part of the Harbor Defense of Willapa Harbor.
Originally built as an World War I concrete coastal gun battery with two 6" M1900 guns mounted on M1900 pedestal Barbette carriages.
|1||6" Rifle||310.4"||M1900||8||Watervliet||Barbette L.F., M1900, #25, Watervliet||1918-1932||See Note 1|
|2||6" Rifle||310.4"||M1900||4||Watervliet||Barbette L.F., M1900, #24, Watervliet||1918-1932||See Note 1|
|Source: Coastal Defense Study Group, Berhow, Mark A. ed, American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2004, ISBN 0-9748167-0-1, pages96-97, 216|
Note 1: Guns and carriages transferred from Fort Stevens (2), Battery Freeman 31 Mar 1918. Guns and carriages transferred to Fort Worden, Battery Tolles-B 28 Aug 1932. CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
No period guns or mounts in place.
Location: Map point not accurate. North Cove, Pacific County, Washington
Maps & Images Lat: 46.7139851 Long: -124.0140579
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