Fort Peirce

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Fort Peirce (1941-1944) - A World War II Coastal Fort first established in 1941 on Biorka Island, Sitka Borough, Alaska. Named Fort Peirce in G.O. 17, 2 Apr 1943, after Captain Charles H. Peirce. Abandoned in 1944.

World War II (1941-1945)

Part of the Harbor Defense of Sitka.

Fort Peirce World War II Battery (edit list)
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No. Caliber Type Mount Service Years Battery Cost Notes
Battery 291 2 6" Shielded Barbette 1942-NC-1944-1944 $ 325,110 98% Complete
Source: CDSG

Current Status

Part of Biorka Island, Sitka Borough, Alaska.

USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry: 2436010

Location: Biorka Island, Sitka Borough, Alaska.

Maps & Images

Lat: 56.8518 Long: -135.5585

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  • Elevation: 125'


  • 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 25
  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project Harbor Defenses of Sitka, (SHDSP), 1944, CDSG
  • CDSG


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