Shoot and Duck
— Fort Pickens —Battery Cooper's rifles popped up, disappeared, and reappeared like a jack-in-the-box. The battery, built in 1906, had two 6-inch rifles mounted on disappearing carriages. When the guns were fired, the recoil automatically lowered them behind the concrete wall, which protected the crews while they reloaded the guns. Counterweights returned them to the firing position. During World War I the U.S. Army removed the guns for possible use as railway guns in France. The guns you see today came from the Smithsonian Institution.
|Placed By||The National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 472860 N 3354389|
|Decimal Degrees||30.32100000, -87.28230000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 19.26', W 87° 16.938'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 19' 15.6" N, 87° 16' 56.28" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1481-1485 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US|
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