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Fort Wadsworth's Endicott Era Defenses

12 inch gun crew at hoist.

Ammunition crew at 12-inch gun battery, 1908.

NPS/Gateway NRA

Fort Wadsworth's Endicott Era gun batteries included:

Battery Duane: five 8-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Ayers: two 12-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Richmond: two 12-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Barry: two 10-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Upton: two 10-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Dix: two 12-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Mills: two 6-inch counterweight disappearing guns.

Battery Hudson: two 12-inch counterweight disappearing guns, one 6-inch counterweight disappearing gun, one-4.7 inch rapid fire gun.

Battery Barbour: two-6 inch counterweight disappearing guns, two-4.7 inch rapid fire guns.

Battery Turnbull: six 3-inch rapid fire guns.

Battery Bacon: two 3-inch rapid fire guns.

Battery Catlin: six 3-inch rapid fire guns.

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Did You Know?

Fort Wadsworth

Fort Wadsworth, located on Staten Island at the Narrows (next to the Verrazano Bridge), is one of the oldest military sites in the nation. This site has controlled the entrance to New York Harbor since the Washington administration.