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Battery Moore - Fort Flagler State Park, Washington
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View from the Commanders Station of Battery Moore, Fort Casey State Park.

Battery Moore was completed in 1904 and originally had three 10" guns on "disappearing' carriages.  By World War I, these guns were becoming obsolete and all guns were removed during World War II.  During WWII, the 3rd gun emplacement was converted for use as an Anti-Aircraft battery with Battery Kingsbury (note the green mound at the left end of the battery platform where the emplacement was filled in to support the smaller A.A. gun).

Fort Casey was built in the late 1890's as part of the Harbor Defense of Puget Sound in Washington State.  Along with Forts Worden and Flagler, it formed a 'triangle of fire' defense of Admiraly Inlet, the entryway to Puget Sound and ports in Seattle and Tacoma, as well as the Bremerton Naval Shipyard.

Today visitors can view 8 historic gun batteries at Fort Casey State Park, tour the Admiralty Head Lighthouse, and enjoy the beach and campground.

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Uploaded: 14/06/2013
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