Fort Babcock (2)

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Fort Babcock (2) (1942-1944) - A World War II Coastal Fort first established in 1942 on Kruzof Island, Sitka Borough, Alaska. Named Fort Babcock after Colonel Walter C. Babcock (Cullum 3536), who had been in charge of constructing the Trans-Alaskan Military Road in 1899‑1901 and had recently died (1937). Abandoned in 1944.

World War II (1941-1945)

Part of the Harbor Defense of Sitka.


Fort Babcock (2) World War II Battery (edit list)
Battery
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No. Caliber Type Mount Service Years Battery Cost Notes
Battery 290 2 6" Shielded Barbette 1942-NA-1944-1944 $ 378,462 88% Complete
Battery Allen? 2 6" Navy Pedestal 1942-1944 $ ? Emergency Battery
Source: CDSG


Current Status

Part of Tongass National Forest, Kruzof Island, Sitka Borough, Alaska.


Location: Kruzof Island, Sitka Borough, Alaska.

Maps & Images

Lat: 57.0142 Long: -135.6366

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