Fort Greene (2)

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Fort Greene (2) (1940-1947) - An World War II Coastal Fort first established in 1940 at Point Judith, Washington County, Rhode Island. Named Fort Nathanael Greene in War Department General Order #8, 1940, after Major General Nathanael Greene, Continental Army. Deactivated and declared excess in 1947.

Fort Greene Fire Control 1-C (BC1 109) (BC2 Hamilton)
Fort Greene Fire Control 1-B (B5S5 108) (B3S3 211) (G-1) (C-1)

World War II

Part of the Harbor Defense of Narragansett Bay.

Acquired in 1939-1942 by condemnation as three separate parcels of land and known as Fort Greene (East), Fort Greene (West) and Fort Greene (South). First known as Point Judith Military Reservation and then officially named as Fort Nathanael Greene in 1940. Two 100 series 16" gun batteries and one 200 series 6" gun battery were planned, one on each parcel of land. Two of these were completed and armed, the second 16" battery was completed but never armed even though the guns were on site. A fourth parcel of land was acquired in 1942 for construction of four Panama mounts for 155mm guns.

Limited post construction took place with temporary World War II structures but for most of its life the post operated as a sub-post of Fort Adams (2).

Proof firing of the 16" guns on the East Reservation took place February-August 1943. Proof firing of the 6" battery on the South Reservation took place December 1943 - March 1944.

The post was deactivated 31 Jul 1947 and declared excess on 31 Dec 1947.

Fort Greene (2) World War II Batteries (edit list)
Battery
Click on Battery links below
No. Caliber Type Mount Service Years Battery Cost Notes
Battery 108
Battery Hamilton
2 16" Casemated Barbette Carriage (CBC) 1940-1942-1943-1948 $ 1,183,715 East Reservation
Battery 109 2 16" Casemated Barbette Carriage (CBC) 1942-1943-1944-NA $ 1,705,667 West Reservation
Not armed
Battery 211 2 6" Shielded Barbette Carriage (SBC) 1941-1943-1943-1948 $ 257,723 South Reservation
Battery 155 - Point Judith 4 155mm Mobile Panama Mounts 1942-1942-1942-1943 $ 11,750 Buried
Source: CDSG
Fort Greene East Plan
Fort Greene South Plan
Fort Greene West Plan


Current Status

Private, city and state development.

Location: Point Judith, Washington County, Rhode Island.

Maps & Images

Lat: 41.362251 Long: -71.485215

Sources:

  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 702
  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project of Narragansett Bay, (HDNARB-AP-45), 1 Feb 1945, CDSG

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