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

Battery Worth was completed in 1898 and originally had two 10" guns on "disappearing' carriages.  By World War I, these guns were becoming obsolete, and the guns were scrapped during World War II.

The two guns now on display (left in 'loading' position, right in 'firing' position) were obtained by Washington State Parks from Fort Wint, Phillippines and restored to their present condition.  These are the same model as was orignal present in this battery. 

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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