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TOPIC: Argentia coastal battery 282

Argentia coastal battery 282 12 Aug 2012 22:11 #1

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not sure if this belongs here, Mods feel free to move

one of 2 batteries built by the US as part of the defences for the Naval base at Argentia.

This one is the only survivor and is in fairly good condition

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Argentia coastal battery 282 13 Aug 2012 05:25 #2

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Thanks kebecker, I'm a sucker for stuff like this!

Some heritage information here: http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=3843

Do you know the gun type and calibre? It was usual to use WW1vintage ex-naval guns in coastal defence batteries.

The airfield proper (to the north) is a nice layout too.

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Argentia coastal battary 282 11 Aug 2013 19:27 #3

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kebecker;108750 wrote: not sure if this belongs here, Mods feel free to move

one of 2 battaries built by the US as part of the defences for the Naval base at Argentia.

This one is the only survivor and is in fairly good condition

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There are two of these here in Argentia currently. Both are in the same condition although there is more removed from the one you've photographed here than the other one.

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Argentia coastal battary 282 11 Aug 2013 21:35 #4

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I wished I had more time to look around, maybe next year;)

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Argentia coastal battery 282 11 Jul 2017 14:29 #5

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Return visit, some new graffiti otherwise much as I saw in 2012.




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Argentia coastal battery 282 08 Jul 2018 23:22 #6

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Found the other battery thanks to Hidden Newfoundland.ca

This is Battery 281, the guns were moved to Fort Columbine after the war. parks.state.wa.us/506/Fort-Columbia

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Argentia coastal battery 282 11 Jul 2018 20:11 #7

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]I have marked the position of both batteries on this screen grab

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