Cape May Military Reservation

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Cape May Military Reservation (1940-1948) A World War II subpost of Fort Miles, Delaware. See Fort Miles.

Cape May MR Light House
Cape May MR Fire Control Tower 23

World War II (1941-1945)

Part of the Harbor Defense of the Delaware. Positioned at the mouth of the Delaware River, Cape May MR supported Fort Miles by provided rapid fire protection from fast moving subs and torpedo boats. It also provided searchlight and anti-aircraft installations.

Battery 223 and Battery AMTB 7 - Cape May were located on Cape May Military Reservation.

Cape May MR World War II Battery (edit list)
Click on Battery links below
No. Caliber Type Mount Service Years Battery Cost Notes
Battery 223 2 6" Shielded Barbette (SBC) 1942-1943-1944-1947 $ 542,000 In surf, totally exposed.
Battery 25 4 155mm Mobile Panama Mounts 1941-1942-1944-1946 $ 21,100
Battery AMTB 7 - Cape May 2
Fixed AMTB
1943-1943-1943-1946 $ 15,300 In surf
Source: CDSG
Cape May Military Reservation Plan

Current Status

Part of Cape May Point State Park, Cape May County, New Jersey. The exposed concrete structure of Battery 223 and several repurposed buildings that serve as the Visitor Center can still be seen. Fire control tower # 23 has been restored and visitors can climb to the top.

Location: Cape May Point State Park, Cape May County, New Jersey.

Maps & Images

Lat: 38.93153 Long: -74.95553

See Also:


  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project of The Delaware, (HDDEL-AN-45), 1 Jul 1945, CDSG


Visited: 17 Aug 2010

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