Bar­rett Point Bat­tery (1939 - 1946), Kaien Is­land

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Three 6-inch6-inc chc MK12 guns on MK7MK K7 7 mounts were tem­po­rar­ily em­placed hereh un­til 1944, when n three 6-inch6- inch MK24 guns, two on MK6 mountsm and one on a MK5 mount, were em­placed. A 6-pounder6- pou ndern Hotchkiss gun w was also here, as well as two 40mm Bo­forsBo­for rsr AA guns and two s se search­light earch­light po­si­tions. The bat­tery ob­serv ob­ser­va­tion­a­tiona post, plot­ting room,ro oo om, and mag­a­zines still ex­ist, but overg over­growngr rown with veg­e­ta­tion.veg­e­ta­tion . At least one search­light struc­ture still ex­ists,e ex xists, lo­cated on the wa­terw side of the rail­road in front of the b bat­tery site. The ru­inss of the Fire Com­mand post still exis ex­ist,st t, lo­cated on the land land­warddw ward side of the rail­road road.

A An­net­tett Is­laI Is­land,l d Al Alaskak AA bat­tery,b tt ery, was mannedd b by Cana­dian troops, an­dan was com­manded by the Prince Ru­pert De­fence Com­mand Com­mand. The Naval sig­nal sta­tion­ta­tion was lo­cated on East Ki­na­han Is­land Is­land. An anti-sub­ma­rine mag­netic loop in­di­ca­tor sta­tion was lo­cat­ed­loc on Ri­d­ley Is­land. nd. The Boom De­fence De­pot was loc lo­cated near Chatham Bar­racks, the Royal Cana­dian Navy bar­racks,bar near where the e present-dayp­re­sent- day cruise ship ter­mi­nal is loca lo­cated. Chatham Bar­racks cks is now the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion hall.ha Twelve mo­bile 40mm0mm Bo­fors AA guns were lo­cated around the docks. The Fed­eral de­ral Build­ing (present-day( present- day city ha hall) was used as the com­mand cen­tre by the Cana­dian mil­i­tar mil­i­tary.y Most war-time con­struc­tion nstruc­tion was dis­man­tled soon af­ter thet war. The U.S.U. S. Army'sAr rm my's HQAd­min­is­tra­tion Build­ingBuild dingd on First Av­enue WestW near the wa­ter­front docks be­camee an apart­ment comp com­plexpl ex af­ter the war (burned ( burned down in Novem­berNo ovem­bero 2004). A mu­ni­tion­smu u ni­tions dump was lo­cated be­hind the c city court­house ( (site site n now a sunken gar­den, two tun­nels stillst i ll ex­tant). A U.S.U. S. ArmyArm mym mil­i­tary hospital was built at Miller B Bay.ay. Nearby Port Edw Ed­wardwa ard was also used by the U. U.S.S. Army as ana n am­mu­ni­tion stor­age e and sup­ply stag­ing area. Twenty ammo o mag­a­zines were loc lo­cated cat­edc on Wat­son Is­land. A pulp mill is n now on the site there.there e.

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