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SUPPORT - SEACOAST ILLUMINATION PLAN

Tactical Organization & Assignment

Searchlights sited on the DE shore, with the exception of those assigned to AMTB batteries, are grouped under one commander with provisions for the release of any light to battalion or battery control.
Searchlights sited on the NJ shore, with the exception of one assigned to the AMTB battery, are grouped under one commander.
AMTB searchlights are assigned to respective AMTB batteries, with communications established to permit their control as seacoast searchlights if required.
All searchlights are capable of anti-aircraft use.

Searchlight Illumination Plan DE / NJ
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Searchlight crew at Fort Miles.  These 60-inch lights could be used to illuminate the night sky or the surface of the sea.  Source: Fort Miles Archives

Searchlight Data
Location No. Type Emplacement Height of Site
(feet)
Tower Req'd.
(feet)
Control Location Power Plant Location of Power Plant Storage Location
1 Port. Not Emp. 15 25 FCT #1 Port. At S/L Ft. Miles
2 Port. Not Emp. 15 25 FCT #2 Port. At S/L Ft. Miles
3 Port. Not Emp. 15 25 FCT #3 Port. At S/L Ft. Miles
5A Port. Wooden Tower 15 25 FCT #12 Port. At S/L Ft. Miles
5 Port. AMTB On Ground 15 --- BC 5A-5B Port. At S/L Ft. Miles
18C Port. Wooden Tower 10 30 At S/L Port. At S/L Ft. Miles
18 Port. On Ground 10 30 At S/L Port. At S/L Ft. Miles
18B Port. AMTB Wooden Tower 10 --- BC BTRY 7 Port. At S/L Ft. Miles
19B Port. Not Emp. 10 30 FCT #24 Port. At S/L Ft. Miles
20 Port. Not Emp. 10 30 FCT #25 Port. At S/L Ft. Miles
21 Port. Not Emp. 10 30 FCT #26 Port. At S/L Ft. Miles

 

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