CHALLENGER BATTERY
ALSO KNOWN AS "J" BATTERY
GARDEN ISLAND, WA
DURING WWII

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Initially called Garden Battery, then Entrance Battery and finally it was called Challenger Battery by the time the site was made operational by "J" Heavy Battery on the northern tip of Garden Island. It comprised two 155mm US Mobile guns on Panama mounts to protect Garden Island whilst more permanent gun batteries were being constructed.

 


(Photo: Vic Jeffery)

A 1997 view of a partially overgrown former Army 155m gun emplacement of 
"J" (Challenger) Battery on the north western section of Garden Island in Western Australia.

 


(Photo: Vic Jeffery Collection)

A camouflaged wartime ex-US Army 155mm gun of "J" (Challenger) Battery in 1943, surrounded
by sandbags, faces the Indian Ocean on Garden Island, Western Australia.

 


Photo: Vic Jeffery Collection

A 1943 view of of one of the canvas shrouded ex US Army 155m guns which comprised
"J" (Challenger) Battery on the north western section of Garden Island in Western Australia

 

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