JAAN-2 Gun Battery Historical

JAAN-2 Gun Battery Historical (HM1UL1)

Location: Long Beach, CA 90803 Los Angeles County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 45.831', W 118° 10.068'

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These two concrete pads are the remains of a gun battery, known as JAAN-2 (Joint Army And Navy), that was in operation during World War II. Established as part of the Harbor Defense of Los Angeles after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the JAAN-2 Battery served as a sub-post to the nearby U.S. Army coastal artillery post, Fort MacArthur in San Pedro.

Each concrete pad held a 3-inch M1903 gun (pictured above) that was mounted on a pedestal and secured to the concrete pad with heavy bolts. The M1903 3-inch gun was a rapid fire breech-loaded artillery gun that could shoot up to 30 rounds per minute to protect the coast from submarines or motor torpedo boats. The gun and pedestal weighed 3,310 pounds. These guns were never fired in combat.
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HM NumberHM1UL1
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 391855 N 3736585
Decimal Degrees33.76385000, -118.16780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.831', W 118° 10.068'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 49.86" N, 118° 10' 4.08" W
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Area Code(s)562, 310
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2072-2136 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach CA 90803, US
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