The Water Battery

The Water Battery (HM51U)

Location: Fort Washington, MD 20744 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.722', W 77° 2.12'

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Strategically placed, this permanent section of the fort was the lowest level of the three tiers of guns. The Water Battery was designed to deliver "water-skipping" cannonade directed at the hulls of enemy ships.

The simple V-shaped design has undergone few changes from the original concept. In the 100 years of active duty, new parapets and gun mounts have been added. Still visible are the deep masonry ditches and powder magazines from the 1820 construction.
HM NumberHM51U
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 5:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323036 N 4286787
Decimal Degrees38.71203333, -77.03533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.722', W 77° 2.12'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 43.32" N, 77° 2' 7.20" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 971 Unnamed Road, Fort Washington MD 20744, US
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