Descriptions of Coast Artillery Guns
The subsections of this section provide descriptions and images of those Coast Artillery guns and mortars that were used in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire during the period from 1898 to 1946. These include only the principal guns that were used in coastal fortifications. A few short-lived guns, such as the 4.7-inch, are not covered, and neither are the few railroad artillery guns that were present in New England.
The first guns to be included here are those that were present in Massachusetts emplacements. Others may be added as additional states are covered.