List of Coastal Batteries in Australia and Territories during World War II


The following is a List of Coastal Batteries in Australia and Territories during World War II. The main threat came early in the war from German raiders and threat of Japanese raids or invasion, and hence all available ordnance was pressed into service, including some obsolete guns and field guns adapted for coast defence.

Queensland

Brisbane

Cairns

Townsville

Torres Strait

New South Wales

Newcastle

Port Stephens

Sydney

Note: A 6 pounder 10cwt battery was under construction.

Port Kembla

Northern Territory

Papua New Guinea

Lae

Port Moresby

Rabaul

  • Praed Point Battery – 2 x 6 inch Mk VII guns

South Australia

Tasmania

Western Australia

Albany

Fremantle

Note: A 9.2in Mark Xv battery was under construction.

Geraldton

Victoria

See also

  • Structure of the Australian Army during World War II
  • Anti-aircraft defences of Australia during World War II
  • Hobart coastal defences

References

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