Damage From Naval Bombardments

Damage From Naval Bombardments (HM8FB)

Location: Richmond Hill, GA 31324 Bryan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 53.496', W 81° 11.76'

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The largest naval guns used against land fortifications were fired on fort McAllister in 1863 from monitor-type Union ironclads. 15 in. shells penetrated 17 feet of sand, digging craters 89 ft. in diameter and 7 ft. deep on exploding, but all damage could be repaired overnight.
HM NumberHM8FB
Year Placed1964
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 481464 N 3528437
Decimal Degrees31.89160000, -81.19600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.496', W 81° 11.76'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 29.76" N, 81° 11' 45.60" W
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Area Code(s)229, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill GA 31324, US
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