B 3/2 S 3/2 and searchlight #5
Fort Ebey, HD Puget Sound
BC btry Tolles, Ft. Worden.

The base end station B 3/2 S 3/2 (later renumbered B 3/1 S 3/1) was built in 1943 and served battery #248. The southern observation room was used as a control booth for searchlight #5. The searchlight shelter was approx. 175 feet north of the base end and was a permanent shelter used for a portable searchlight. It consisted of a concrete floor and short concrete walls on top of which a wood frame building was built.

At some point, both the searchlight and the base end have fallen to the beach below. Not much is left of either of them now.






B 3/2 S 3/2



Part of the roof (foreground) and other bits.
Rubble.
The instrument pedestal looking north. Also, part of the chimney.
The front of the roof.
Rubble.
The instrument pedestal looking south.




Searchlight #5



All that's left of the shelter.
Looking south past searchlight #5 you can see the base end ruins in the background.
Searchlight #5.




RCWs
Form 2 page 1, B 3/2 S 3/2July 1, 1944
Form 2 page 2, B 3/2 S 3/2July 1, 1944
Form 4, Searchlight #5November 27, 1944
Searchlight fields of illuminationAugust 1, 1944




Access info:
The remains of B 3/2 S3/2 and searchlight #5 are on the beach to the north of the beach access parking lot. Just get on the beach and walk north. I believe that a parking fee might be required.

All photos from Sep 2003, unless otherwise noted.

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