10-in. Disappearing Guns

The family did a “Four Forts in a Day” excursion to visit Fort Worden, Fort Casey, Fort Ebey and Fort Flagler all on May 25, 2014. During our third stop of the journey, we found this amazing pair of 10-inch disappearing guns at Fort Casey. When fired, the mount allowed the gun to arc back and down concealing it from the enemy’s view while being loaded. Also, this allowed the loading process to be done close to the ground and while the gun was concealed. The gun would then be raised and fired so it was only exposed a very short time.

Fort Casey displays one gun in the raised firing position, the other in the lowered position.

10-in. Disappearing Guns (multiple)

Fort Casey 2014