Fort Miles Coast Artillery Battery 519 - RLO

Fort Miles Coast Artillery Battery 519 - RLO

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Associated files with "FMHA_Battery 519_v1_RLO_" (Room LayOut) in their title are used to fill the main file "FMHA_Battery 519_v1_RLO Casemate". Use the "Model Component Placement Key" in the main file to place each room layout. Battery 519 (1944-1948) - was a World War II 500-Series earth covered reinforced concrete casemated 12 inch coastal gun battery located at Fort Miles, Lewes, Delaware and was part of the Harbor Defense of the Delaware (HDD) project. Battery 519 was constructed in place of a 16-inch Battery (#119) after that battery construction was canceled in late 1942. Battery 519's construction started in Nov 1942, was completed in Aug 1943 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use in Feb 1944. The two 12-inch M1895M1 guns mounted on M1917 Barbette Carriages were formally transferred from Battery Haslet, Fort Saulsbury, Slaughter Beach, Delaware in July 1944. Battery 519 was deactivated in 1948 (declared surplus and the two 12-inch guns were sold as scrap). The emplacement still exists and will be the future home of one of the largest coast artillery museums in the country. ----------------------------------- Fort Miles was a military WWII coast artillery harbor defense fort located on Cape Henlopen near Lewes, Delaware. The Fort Miles Historical Area (now part of the Cape Henlopen state park) was part of the WWII Harbor Defense of the Delaware defense system which protected the entry into the Delaware Bay. Military artillery at Cape Henlopen dates back to 1873, when the Army acquired 140 acres along the Delaware Bay and Atlantic for coastal defense. With the coming of World War II, another 1,000 acres were added to the site. In 1941, the fort became home to the 261st Coast Artillery, whose mission was to defend the E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co. complex in Wilmington, Del., the city of Philadelphia and the oil refineries that lined the Pennsylvania and New Jersey shorelines of the Delaware River. Fort Miles was added to the National Register of Historic Places in April 2005. #12inch_Gun #Army #Artillery #Barbette_Carriage #Battery #Battery_519 #Bunker #Cantonment #Casemate #Coast_Artillery #FCT #Fire_Control_Tower #FMHA #Fort #Fort_Miles #HDD #lookout_tower #M1895M1 #M1917 #Military #Observation_tower #Tower #watch_tower #WW2 #WWII
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