Battery Tactical #7
Puffin Island, HD Kodiak
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Battery Tactical #7 consisted of four 90-mm AMTB guns, two mounted permanently and two on mobile mounts. The Coast Artillery sited the battery on the northeast tip of Puffin Island, on a small hill about 60 feet above the water.

A reinforced concrete magazine under the battery was accessed by a pair of long ramps sloping down from the surface. The magazine is particularly interesting as batteries of this type seldom possessed such substantial infrastructure.

The Battery Command station for Battery Tactical #7 was located approximately 700 feet west of the gun emplacements



Emplacements #1 and #2


The #1 gun position.
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The #1 gun position, looking north.
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The #2 gun position is more overgrown.
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Magazine


Looking northeast along the south entry ramp.
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Wood debris at the site suggest the ramps had wooden roofs.
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The south entrance to the magazine.
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Looking southwest, the north ramp is visible on the left.
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The north entry ramp.
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The north entrance to the magazine.
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Looking southwest in the magazine passage.
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Looking northeast in the magazine passage.
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The north entry tunnel.
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The south entry tunnel.
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Looking north in the magazine.
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Looking south in the magazine.
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Documents
Form 1May 1, 1944
Form 7, page 1May 1, 1944
Form 7, page 2May 1944
Form 7, page 3May 1944
Detail map of area, sheet 1September 1944
Detail map of area, sheet 2September 1944
Fire Control Chart.October 1944




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