sign at Battery Trueman. "1905. Two 3-inch Rapid-Fire Rifles. This gun
emplacement is part of a network of batteries. While heavy artillery kept
battleships far out to sea, Trueman's 3-inch rapid-fire rifles could defend
the inner channel and submarine minefield from fast torpedo boats and
minesweepers. The two guns were moved to Battery Cullum in the in the
1940's when the minefield was eliminated."
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