Antiaircraft Magazine
Fort McGilvray, HD Seward
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A group of small caliber antiaircraft weapons was authorized to be installed on a hilltop to the north of Battery Const. #293 at Caines Head. The emplacement would have included two 37-mm AA guns, four 50 caliber machine guns and one 500 square foot concrete magazine. By 1944 the magazine had been completed, although the guns were never emplaced. Magazines of similar design include the Caines Head war reserve magazines and the Rugged Island antiaircraft magazine.







The front of the magazine.
July 2005
Looking south in the magazine.
July 2004
Detail of drainage channel near the front wall.
July 2004
Detail of the magazine door.
July 2004
Looking southwest in the magazine.
July 2004
Detail of damper control lever on the vent shaft.
July 2004







Documents
Page 2 of the 1944 E Annex contains information on the antiaircraft magazine, and the location of the magazine is shown in exhibit 3-B of the 1944 B Annex.




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