Battery Cooper

Battery Cooper (HM1IN4)

Location: Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Escambia County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 19.26', W 87° 16.938'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1IN4
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Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 472860 N 3354389
Decimal Degrees30.32100000, -87.28230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.26', W 87° 16.938'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 15.6" N, 87° 16' 56.28" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1481-1485 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US
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