Puu-O-Hulu Artillery Fire Control

Zo437. One of 10 images of the 3rd, the pink, the middle artillery fire control station on top of Puu-O-Hulu.
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Puu-O-Hulu became a Military Reservation in 1923, it is separate rock ridge line on the Waianae Coast of Oahu. It was used for artillery triangulation for several artillery batteries from Fort Kamehameha to up the Waianae Coast. On top, five fire control (FC) observation posts were built and they were served with a wire hoisting system and several utility buildings, berthing eating etc. During WWII an Artillery battery was located on the west ocean side, but this album is about the FC Stations on top of the ridge. In 1948 the U.S. Army abandoned this kind of coastal defense and this site became a popular hiking trail. An outstanding web-page exist about the Puu-O-Hulu Military Reservation, click here:

Here are some of the batteries the FC stations on top of Puu-O-Hulu served: Battery Wiliston-two 16 inch guns at Ft Weaver, Pearl Harbor entrance, west side; Battery Closson-two 12 Inch guns at Fort Kamehameha, east side of Pearl Harbor entrance; at the Salt Lake area an 8 Inch Battery, near the Aliamanu Crater; Battery Hatch-two 16 Inch guns at Fort Barrette in Kapolei; Battery Arizona-one of the three gun turrets from the USS Arizona at Kahe Point with 14 Inch guns and several other smaller stationary batteries, other 155 mm gun batteries and several railway batteries on the leeward coast of Oahu.

In Photobucket, I established an album with 86 images. If you are going to watch this on Photobucket, they are drowning you with advertisements. Try to click slideshow right away and even expand the screen. Then another option might be to click stop and look at the pictures one by one. The bad thing about the new Photobucket is they don’t show my image descriptions anymore. This is the URL, click here!

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Zo438. One of 11 images as to what and where Puu-O-Hulu is with views of it and from it. It was used for artillery triangulation for several artillery batteries from Fort Kamehameha to up the Waianae Coast.

Zo439. One of 11 images as to what and where Puu-O-Hulu is with views of it and from it. It was used for artillery triangulation for several artillery batteries from Fort Kamehameha to up the Waianae Coast.

Zo440. One of 11 images as to what and where Puu-O-Hulu is with views of it and from it. It was used for artillery triangulation for several artillery batteries from Fort Kamehameha to up the Waianae Coast.

Zo441. One of 11 images as to what and where Puu-O-Hulu is with views of it and from it. It was used for artillery triangulation for several artillery batteries from Fort Kamehameha to up the Waianae Coast.

I have established an album about the trail going up to this PUU-O-Hulu with .. images, click here:

Zo442. One of 11 images as to what and where Puu-O-Hulu is with views of it and from it. It was used for artillery triangulation for several artillery batteries from Fort Kamehameha to up the Waianae Coast.

Zo443. One of 11 images as to what and where Puu-O-Hulu is with views of it and from it. It was used for artillery triangulation for several artillery batteries from Fort Kamehameha to up the Waianae Coast.

Zo444. One of 11 images as to what and where Puu-O-Hulu is with views of it and from it. It was used for artillery triangulation for several artillery batteries from Fort Kamehameha to up the Waianae Coast.

Zo445. One of 11 images as to what and where Puu-O-Hulu is with views of it and from it. It was used for artillery triangulation for several artillery batteries from Fort Kamehameha to up the Waianae Coast.

Zo446. One of 7 images of the first and lowest of the five artillery fire control stations on top of Puu-O-Hulu.

Zo447. One of 6 images of the winch, the wire and facilities of the wire-winch hoisting system to serve the Puu-O-Hulu Fire Control Stations on top.

Zo448. One of 6 images of the winch, the wire and facilities of the wire-winch hoisting system to serve the Puu-O-Hulu Fire Control Stations on top.

Zo449. One of 12 images of the 2nd artillery fire control station on top of Puu-O-Hulu with a few views.

Zo450. One of 12 images of the 2nd artillery fire control station on top of Puu-O-Hulu with a few views.

Zo451. One of 10 images of the 3rd, the pink, the middle artillery fire control station on top of Puu-O-Hulu

Zo452. One of 3 images of a structure with views, of an unknown purpose, between artillery fire control stations #3 and #4.

Zo453. One of 8 images of the 4th artillery fire control station on top of Puu-O-Hulu with a few views.

Zo454. One of 8 images of the 4th artillery fire control station on top of Puu-O-Hulu with a few views.

Zo455. One of 17 images of the 5th artillery fire control station on top of Puu-O-Hulu with views. This FC Station was the first one and only can be entered thru a hatch on top.

Zo456. One of 17 images of the 5th artillery fire control station on top of Puu-O-Hulu with views. This FC Station was the first one and only can be entered thru a hatch on top.

Zo457. One of 17 images of the 5th artillery fire control station on top of Puu-O-Hulu with views. This FC Station was the first one and only can be entered thru a hatch on top.

Zo458. One of 12 images of my descend from Puu-O-Hulu via the utility structures which are located to your right, just before you reach the top of the ridge, when ascending. They were used for bunking, eating etc., one structure housed a generator.

Zo459. One of 12 images of my descend from Puu-O-Hulu via the utility structures which are located to your right, just before you reach the top of the ridge, when ascending. They were used for bunking, eating etc., one structure housed a generator.

Zo460. One of 12 images of my descend from Puu-O-Hulu via the utility structures which are located to your right, just before you reach the top of the ridge, when ascending. They were used for bunking, eating etc., one structure housed a generator.

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