Oak's Inn Military Reservation

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Oak's Inn Military Reservation
Part of Harbor Defenses of Long Island Sound
Misquamicut, Rhode Island
A 155 mm gun, similar to those at Oak's Inn, on a Panama mount.
Coordinates41°20′00″N 71°48′21″W / 41.33333°N 71.80583°W / 41.33333; -71.80583
TypeCoastal Defense
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army
Open to
the public
Site history
Built byUnited States Army
In use1942–1944
Demolishedcirca 1990s
Battles/warsWorld War II

Oak's Inn Military Reservation was a coastal defense site located in Misquamicut, Rhode Island in the town of Westerly, overlooking Misquamicut State Beach. It was part of the Harbor Defenses of Long Island Sound. Today, the site is a residential development.[1]


Oak's Inn Military Reservation was built adjacent to the inn of the same name in 1942. The site had four "Panama mounts" (circular concrete platforms) for four towed 155 mm (6.1 inch) guns. A battery of two 16-inch (406 mm) guns (Battery Construction Number 114) was proposed for this location but not built. The reservation was deactivated in 1944.[1][2]


The site and the adjacent inn of the same name were demolished for residential development by the 2000s, with no remaining structures.

See also[edit]


  • Berhow, Mark A., Ed. (2015). American Seacoast Defenses, A Reference Guide, Third Edition. McLean, Virginia: CDSG Press. ISBN 978-0-9748167-3-9.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Lewis, Emanuel Raymond (1979). Seacoast Fortifications of the United States. Annapolis: Leeward Publications. ISBN 978-0-929521-11-4.

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