Battery Trueman

Battery Trueman (HM1IN5)

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

N 30° 19.844', W 87° 17.705'

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— Fort Pickens —

Fort Pickens' brick walls and cast-iron guns had become obsolete by the end of the Civil War. Harbor defenses now called for steel guns in low-lying concrete batteries. Trueman's 3-inch, rapid-fire guns, mounted in 1905, guarded the inner channel and minefield against fast torpedo boats and minesweepers, the latest threats of the day. Truman's guns and equipment were moved to Battery Cullum in 1943.
HM NumberHM1IN5
Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 471634 N 3355471
Decimal Degrees30.33073333, -87.29508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.844', W 87° 17.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 50.64" N, 87° 17' 42.3" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1402-1404 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US
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