Battery Tactical #1
Fort Brumback, HD Dutch Harbor
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In early 1944 the Coast Artillery took possession of the battery of four Panama mounts at Fort Brumback on the south side of Summer Bay. Construction started in September of 1943 and was completed by December of that year. Each emplacement would have housed a 155-mm gun on a circular Panama mount. Two small ready ammunition magazines were also included in each emplacement.

The Battery Command station was built on the hillside above the battery. A large "multiplate magazine" type structure housed the plotting room, located some 2000 feet east of the guns.



A wide shot of the battery as seen from the BC station.
July 2004



Emplacement #1



The #1 emplacement from above.
July 2004
Looking east.
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The west magazine.
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Inside the west magazine.
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The east magazine.
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Inside the east magazine.
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Emplacement #2



Looking northeast.
July 2004
The #2 emplacement, looking west.
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The front of the west magazine.
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Inside the west magazine.
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The east magazine.
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Inside the east magazine.
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Emplacement #3



The emplacement, looking west.
July 2004
Looking south.
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The west magazine.
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Inside the west magazine.
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The east magazine opening.
July 2004
Inside the east magazine.
July 2004




Emplacement #4



Looking northwest at the #4 emplacement.
July 2004
Looking east at the #4 emplacement.
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The front of the west magazine.
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Inside the west magazine.
July 2004
The east magazine.
July 2004
Inside the east magazine.
July 2004







Documents
Form 1August 1, 1944
Form 5, Standby lighting generatorsAugust 1, 1944
Map of general areaDecember 10, 1944
Map of battery siteDecember 10, 1944
Description of fire control1944
Fire control chartDecember 10, 1944




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