The Panama Mount, developed by the U.S. Army for the defense of the Panama Canal, gave the 155 MM greater accuracy and enabled the gun crew to rotate the weapon 360 degrees. The field artillery piece weighed 12 tons and fired 120 pound projectiles at a rate of four per minute. With a range of approximately 20 miles, the easterly entrance to the Cape Cod Canal was well protected.
|Placed By||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:57pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 373962 N 4626534|
|Decimal Degrees||41.78065000, -70.51665000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 46.839', W 70° 30.999'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 46' 50.34" N, 70° 30' 59.94" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2 Unnamed Road, Sagamore Beach MA 02562, US|
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