|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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