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Principle Armament

Tactical No.

Name No. of
Guns

Guns

Carriage Max Range
(yards)
Location
1 Herring (Const. 221) 2 6" 1903A2 M1 27,100 Miles
2 Smith (Const. 118) 2 16" MKII-M1 (Navy) M4 44,000 Miles
3 Construction #519 2 12" 1895M1A2 M1917 29,000 Miles
4 Hunter (Const. 222) 2 6" 1903A2 M1 27,100 Miles
5 AMTB 4 3" 1903 Barbette 11,000 Miles
5A AMTB 4 90mm M1 2 M3
2 M1A1
19,000 * Miles
5B AMTB 4 90mm M1 2 M3
2 M1A1
19,000 * Miles
6 Construction #223 2 6" M1 M3 27,100 Cape May
7 AMTB 4 90mm M1 2 M3
2 M1A1
19,000 * Cape May
8 Mines 35 gps M-4 Mines --- --- Miles
20 Railway Battery A 4 8" MK6 MOD 3A2 M1A1 RWY 35,200 Miles
21 Railway Battery B 4 8" MK6 MOD 3A2 M1A1 RWY 35,200 Miles
22 Battery 22 4 155mm M1918M1 M1917 17,700 Miles
26 Battery 26 4 155mm M1918M1 M1917 17,700 Cape May
* Effective range 7,500 yards due to limitations of director.  Maximum firing table range is 19,500 yds.

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Ultimate Tactical Organization

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Map of Battery Locations
Fort Miles
Cape May
 

Support Structures
The weapons of Fort Miles were the final link in a chain of fire support and control systems.  Without the support facilities, the guns would be firing blind.  Much like our own bodies, Fort Miles had eyes (fire control towers), ears (radar), and a brain (plotting room) that all came together to allow the arms (guns) to "throw" the projectiles to their targets. 

Below you will find some of the different elements of Fire Control.  Click on the elements to learn more about them.  
Fire Control Towers Searchlight Batteries Radar Installations Plotting Rooms Harbor Defense
Command Post
Fire Control Towers Seacoast
Illumination
Plan
SCR-296A
SCR-582
Battery Smith
Battery 519
Mines
RCW / Floor Plan
 


 

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