Fort Standish was a coastal fort dating to the Endicott Period located on Lovell's Island in Massachusetts. Named after Myles Standish, the fort would serve to host up to 7 batteries throughout its history. It is considered to be one of the first modern defenses of Boston Harbor.
World War I and II
During World War I, the fort was expanded to include temporary structures such as quarters and additional storehouses. However, after the war much of this had been reduced to three "permanent" buildings.
Prior to the start of World War II, the fort also included temporary structures as it had previously in World War I. In addition, the fort's complement increased to around 800 men, 14 officers and 4 NCOs.
- "Fort Standish (1) - Fort Wiki Historic U.S. and Canadian Forts". http://fortwiki.com/Fort_Standish_%281%29. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
- Grigorieff, Paul. "Fort Standish". http://coastdefense.com/fort_standish.htm. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|