Battery Vicars
Fort Worden, HD Puget Sound
A.M.T.B. btry Ft. Flagler.

Battery Vicars was built in the early 1900s to house two 5-inch guns on balanced pillar mounts. These mounts allowed the guns to be lowered behind the parapet when not in use and raised into firing position using a hand crank with the help of a counterweight.
The guns were removed some time prior to 1921.

The battery has five rooms; a magazine and a store room for each gun and also one latrine to the rear.








Looking east at the battery.
March 2002
The #2 emplacement.
April 2004
The magazine doors.
April 2004
Looking northeast.
The #2 observation station.
April 2004
The #1 emplacement.
April 2004







Gun #1 rooms



Looking north in the store room.
April 2004
The south corner of the store room.
April 2004
Looking into the #1 counterweight well service passage.
April 2004
The northeast end of the magazine.
April 2004
Detail of the vent hole from the #1 magazine to the #2 magazine.
The east corner of the store room.
April 2004
Looking west in the store room.
April 2004
Looking southwest in the #1 magazine.
April 2004







Gun #2 rooms



The west corner of the store room.
April 2004
Looking east in the store room.
April 2004
Looking into the #2 counterweight well service passage.
Looking northeast in the magazine.
April 2004
Detail of the vent hole from the #2 magazine to the #1 magazine.
Looking north in the store room.
April 2004
The south corner of the store room.
April 2004
The southwest end of the #2 magazine.
April 2004







Latrine



The door to the latrine.
March 2002
Looking southwest in the latrine.
April 2004
Looking northeast.
April 2004










RCWs
Form 1August, 1921
Form 7August, 1921




Access info:
Battery Vicars is part of Fort Worden State Park and is open to the public.

It's located down on the point, near the campground. There are a number of parking lots in the area, and the battery is visible from the road if you drive past the campground.


All photos from Sep 2003, unless otherwise noted.

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