Fort Abercrombie (2)

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Fort Abercrombie (2) (1941-1948) - A World War II Coastal Fort first established in 1941 near Kodiak on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Named Fort Abercrombie 2 Apr 1943 after Lt Colonel William R. Abercrombie, a U.S. Army explorer. Abandoned in 1948.

World War II (1941-1945)

Part of the Harbor Defense of Kodiak.


Fort Abercrombie (2) World War II Battery (edit list)
Battery
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No. Caliber Type Mount Service Years Battery Cost Notes
Battery 404 4 8" Navy Barbette LR 1943-1943-1943-1944 $ ? Tac 6
Battery AMTB Spruce Cape 2
2
90mm
90mm
T3-Fixed Pedestal
M1A1-Mobile
1943-1944-1944-1944 $ ? Tac 8
Spruce Cape
Source: CDSG


Initally, Miller Point was manned in April 1941 by six men from Battery C, 250th Coast Artillery Regiment, California National Guard. At the peak there were 150-200 men and about 25 Quonset hut quarters at Abercrombie.

Two gun batteries were built and manned from Fort Abercrombie. Battery 403 was an 8" battery with naval guns mounted on specially built carriage. Battery AMTB - Spruce Cape was an Anti Motor Torpedo Boat (AMTB) battery with a dual mission of protection from fast motor-torpedo boats and aircraft.

Fort Abercrombie was placed in caretaker status in December 1944.

Current Status

Part of Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park in Kodiak, Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska.


Location: Miller Point, Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Maps & Images

Lat: 57.8305416 Long: -152.3600292

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