Photographs of Fishermans Island

Battery 227 (11)

Built between 1942 and 1943 of reinforced concrete and steel covered with earth.
Armed with two 6-inch M1905-A2 guns on M1 barbette carriages (1943 - 1965).
A BC & CRF Station was located nearby.
{see "American Seacoast Defenses" 2nd Ed. page 104}

Side entrance by gun #2.

Gun pit #2.

Side entrance by gun #1.

Gun pit #1.

One of the back entrances.

The rear exhaust port. (note the vent shaft at top)

6-inch shielded guns at Fort Pickens, FL.
These guns were moved there from Battery 227 in 1976.
photos by Andy Bennett
his site: Coastal Fortification on the Gulf of Mexico