The Panama Mount, developed by the U.S. Army for the defense of the Panama Canal, gave the 155 MM greater accuracy and enabled the gun crew to rotate the weapon 360 degrees. The field artillery piece weighed 12 tons and fired 120 pound projectiles at a rate of four per minute. With a range of approximately 20 miles, the easterly entrance to the Cape Cod Canal was well protected.
Erected 1999 by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Location. 41° 46.839′ N, 70° 30.999′ W. Marker is in Sandwich, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from Scusset Beach Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sagamore Beach MA 02562, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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