Minefields (HM51I)

Location: Fort Washington, MD 20744 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 42.658', W 77° 2.145'

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Minefields were an important part of the Endicott System of defense at the turn of the century. You are standing on the site that controlled the minefield operation.

Groups of underwater mines anchored in the river downstream from the fort could be fired electrically from here when enemy ships passed nearby. The guns of Batteries White (visible below to your right), Many, and Smith protected the minefield from enemy minesweepers and destroyers.
HM NumberHM51I
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 11:52am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322997 N 4286670
Decimal Degrees38.71096667, -77.03575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.658', W 77° 2.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 39.48" N, 77° 2' 8.70" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 971 Unnamed Road, Fort Washington MD 20744, US
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