Spot, Plot, and Fire
— Fort Pickens —Hidden beneath this vegetated mound of Battery 234 were soldiers who figured out solutions to a pressing problem: Where should artillery crews aim the guns to strike an attacking ship? It took some teamwork. Soldiers in the nearby end towers would take simultaneous compass readings of an approaching enemy ship and telephone the information to the plotting room. There, soldiers used the data to plot a triangle on the table, calculated the distance to the target, and relayed their calculation to the gun crews for precision firing.
|Placed By||The National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 472607 N 3354467|
|Decimal Degrees||30.32170000, -87.28493333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 19.302', W 87° 17.096'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 19' 18.12" N, 87° 17' 5.76" 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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