Blunts Point Battery

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Blunts Point Naval Gun
Blunts Point Battery - American Samoa - 1986.jpg
Nearest city Pago Pago, American Samoa
Coordinates 14°17′08″S 170°40′37″W / 14.285417°S 170.676947°W / -14.285417; -170.676947Coordinates: 14°17′08″S 170°40′37″W / 14.285417°S 170.676947°W / -14.285417; -170.676947
Built 1940
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 73002128
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 26, 1973[1]
Designated NHL May 28, 1987[2]

Blunts Point Battery, also known as Blunts Point Naval Gun or Matautu Ridge Gun Site is a gun battery on Matautu Ridge near Pago Pago, American Samoa. It was part of the fortification of the Samoan Islands which took place after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.[2][3]

It has recently been restored and is in good condition. It is a rare example of a World War II Pacific coastal gun which remains in relatively pristine condition.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Blunts Point Battery". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  3. ^ Erwin N. Thompson (1986-06-26). National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: American Samoa's Defenses: Blunts Point Battery / Blunts Point Battery PDF (32 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying five photos, from 1986 PDF (32 KB)

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