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  Layout of a typical 200 series battery - From blueprints of battery 292, Fort Russeau, Sitka, Alaska.                                   CLICK TO BEGIN TOUR   Right before WWII, the US standardized its Coast Artillery and built many new batteries. One of these types was the 200 series battery. Each 200 series battery had two 6-inch (diameter of projectile) 50 caliber guns, mounted on barbette carraiges and encased in six-inch-thick steel protective shells. The guns were mounted 210 feet appart with a burried magazine between them. The guns were removed from Sitka after WWII, but the concrete work will remain for many years.

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