SCR-296 Site
Castle Bluff, Long Island, HD Kodiak
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Located on a small hill near the Castle Bluffs housing area, the SCR-296 fire control radar site included a metal frame transmitter building, two power houses and a 75-foot steel tower. Observations made by this radar were used by both Battery Const. #296 and Battery Tactical #4.

Due to heavy rain some photos are rather poor.



Tower and Transmitter Building



Looking northeast at the tower.
August 2005
The top of the tower, part of the antenna is visible hanging over the edge.
August 2005
The transmitter building foundation, looking north.
August 2005
Detail of equipment at the transmitter building site.
August 2005
Detail of equipment rack at the transmitter building site.
August 2005
The foot of the tower and the transmitter building site, looking south.
August 2005



East Power House



Looking east at the power house.
August 2005
The east side of the power house.
August 2005
Inside, looking west.
August 2005
Looking east inside the power house.
August 2005



West Power House



Looking west at the power house.
August 2005
The power house, looking north.
August 2005
Inside, looking south.
August 2005
The north end of the power house.
August 2005
Detail of motor starting switch in the power house.
August 2005







Documents
Form 2 
PlanSeptember 1, 1945
Arc of Detection map.October 1944
Detail map of area.September 1944




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