Fire Control Towers

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A fire control tower is a structure located near the U.S. coast that was used to detect and locate enemy vessels offshore, direct fire upon them from coastal batteries, or adjust the aim of guns by spotting shell splashes. These towers were part of the U.S. Coast Artillery fire control system, and were used between about 1900 and the end of WW2.

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