Battery Langdon

Battery Langdon (HM1INA)

Location: Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Escambia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 19.102', W 87° 15.764'

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Big Bang

— Fort Pickens —

Hidden beneath this vegetation is Battery Langdon, Fort Pickens' most powerful gun emplacement. It's 12-inch guns could throw a projectile 17 miles out to sea. The first time Artilleryman M. Harry fired one of them his hat blew off, his pants split, and he saw concussion ripples in the sand. The massive bunker, begun in 1917 and completed in 1923, was covered with soil during World War II to camouflage it from enemy aircraft.
Lots of boys...would bleed from the mouth and ears because of the concussion of the guns.
R. Hoover Weems, a soldier at Battery Langdon in the 1940s
Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 474741 N 3354093
Decimal Degrees30.31836667, -87.26273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.102', W 87° 15.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 6.12" N, 87° 15' 45.84" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US
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