COASTAL BATTERY

A defensive gun battery positioned on the coast and facing out to sea.

Coast Battery (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
ARTILLERY FORTIFICATION A fortified structure containing purpose built emplacements for artillery pieces.
RADAR SITE A mobile radar unit used to provide local gun batteries with information on the range and height of aircraft and ships.
RADAR STATION A permanent site for fixed radar installations used as part of a National System for detecting the presence of aircraft or ships.
SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY A site in which one or more searchlights were positioned to locate enemy aircraft or surface vessels for the benefit of batteries and night fighter aircraft.
SEARCHLIGHT EMPLACEMENT An enclosed searchlight position, normally built of brick and concrete, and often roofed.