Harbor Defenses of Sitka, Alaska

 

 

LOCATION : Makhnati Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The follow photos are from the Johnson Collection at the Isabel Miller Museum in Sitka, Alaska and are presented on this website with special permission.  The reference number for each photograph is displayed beneath it.  I have created the captions associated with each image and am responsible for any inaccuracies.  Click on an image to enlarge.  To Makhnati WWII Era Photos Page 2

 

 

 

 

7295 - Navy Seabees constructing the magazine for Battery 292, also note the timber SCR-582/HDCOP tower hidden in the trees.

 

7296 - A Seabee preparing the floor of the power room for Battery 292

 

 

 

 

 

7297 - Seabees constructing Battery 292

 

7298 - The front corridor of Battery 292

 

 

 

 

 

7299 - Seabees constructing Battery 292, also note 6-inch gun No. 2 emplaced in the middle right of the photo.

 

7300 - Seabees constructing Battery 292, 6-inch gun No. 1 is emplaced in the middle left of the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

7301 - Seabees constructing Battery 292

 

7302 - Seabees constructing Battery 292, part of the 155mm GPF panama emplacement No. 4 is visible just left of the top of the crane.  The barrel of 6-inch gun No. 2 is also visible.

 

     

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7303 - Seabees constructing Battery 292, the 155mm GPF panama gun emplacement is also clearly visible at the top right of this photo.

 

7304 - Seabees constructing Battery 292 and the wooden building down the hill behind Battery 292

 

 

 

 

 

7305 - Seabees constructing Battery 292, note the causeway.

 

7306 - Seabees constructing Battery 292, note the SCR-582/HDCOP tower in the trees in the top center of the photograph.  The radar antenna was inside the the shack on top of the tower.

 

 

 

 

 

7307 - Seabees constructing Battery 292 and the base of the tower on the hill beyond.

 

7308 - Seabees constructing Battery 292

 

 

 

 

 

7309 - Seabees constructing Battery 292

 

7310 - Seabees constructing Battery 292

 

 

 

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7311 - Seabees constructing Battery 292 and gun No. 1

 

 

 

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