Fairview Point Battery

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Fairview Point Battery (1942-1945) - Fairview Point Battery was a Canadian 8 inch coastal railroad gun battery on Kaien Island, British Columbia, Canada. Deactivated in 1945.

World War II (1939-1945)

Part of the Harbor Defense of Prince Rupert.

An 8" railway battery with two M1888MI guns on M1918 barbette carriages on M1818A1 railway gun cars along with the associated ammunition and fire control cars. The rail car emplacements were located on spurs of the CNR mainline. The equipment was transferred from the Coast Artillery Replacement Center at Fort Eustis, Virginia on 15 Mar 1942. Operational from Jun 1942 to 28 Apr 1945. The equipment was transferred back to the Black Hills Ordnance Depot as of 30 Dec 1944.

Battery Fairview Point Armament (edit list)
Model Serial
Manufacturer Carriage Service
1 8" Rifle 278.5" M1888MII A1 10 Bethlehem Barbette, M1918A1 1942-1944 See note 1
2 8" Rifle 278.5" M1888MII A1 16 Bethlehem Barbette, M1918A1 1942-1944 See note 1
Source: Berhow, Mark A. ed, American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide, 3rd Edition - PDF, CDSG ePress, McLean, VA, 2012, ISBN 0-9748167-0-1, pages 112-113
Note 1: Guns transferred from Fort Eustis to Prince Rupert 15 Mar 1942. Transferred from Prince Rupert to Black Hills Ordnance Depot 30 Dec 1944 CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA

Current Status

No period guns or mounts in place.

Location: Kaien Island, British Columbia, Canada. Map point is not accurate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 54.288889 Long: -130.356944

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  • Elevation: ......'

See Also:


  • Morgan, David, Prince Rupert Defenses, 1938-1945, GDSG Journal, Vol 14, Issue 2, May 2000, pages 15-28
  • Morgan, David, Addendum to "Prince Rupert Defenses, 1938-1945", GDSG Journal, Vol 14, Issue 3, Aug 2000, pages 94-95
  • Rowse, Sue Harper, In Times of War: Prince Rupert 1939-1945, Lulu.com, 2005, ISBN 1411639278, ISBN 9781411639270, 176 pages


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