Fort Worden Coastal Battery

Camp Hayden Coastal Battery

Camp Hayden Coastal Battery
Joyce in the old WWII gun bunker at Camp Hayden, which is now a Washington State park. This bunker held a 16″ artillery gun, aimed out in the Juan De Fuca Straight, to blast the Japanese in case they ever tried to invade Seattle.

Camp Hayden Coastal Battery
The outside of the bunker at Camp Hayden. The roof 10′ of re-enforced concrete. All the forest in the area has grown up since 1942, pretty amazing.

Fort Worden Coastal Battery
The main Fort Worden battery. These are similar to the gun batteries in The Philippines and Singapore which were basically ignored by the Japanese, who used carrier aircraft to bomb the American and British bases. Obsolete before they were ever used, the guns were dismantled in 1943 and shipped to Europe.

The bunker is fascinating, and a little creepy. Three stories of re-enforced concrete, all weather beaten.

Fort Worden Coastal Battery

Fort Worden Coastal Battery
The old gun emplacements.

Fort Worden Coastal Battery

Fort Worden Coastal Battery
The command post bunker.

Fort Worden Coastal Battery

Tech Stuff
Camera: Nikon D3 and D700
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8



Fort Worden Coastal Battery – Camp Hayden – Olympic Peninsula