Fort Hamilton, Rose Island, Newport, Newport County, RI
Rose Island, Newport vicinity, RI
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER RI-58
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N925).
Building/structure dates: 1780 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1798 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1869 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1938 subsequent work
Significance: Fort Hamilton contains a mixture of military fortification buildings from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, as well as twentieth century storage facilities and torpedo warhead arming structures. The significance of Fort Hamilton lies in both its innovative early fortification design, and its later association with the Naval Torpedo Station and the development of torpedo technology.
Military Art & Science
War (World War I)
War (World War II)
De Tousard, Maj. Anne Louis
U.S. Department Of The Navy
U.S. Coast Guard
Lockett, Dana, Field Team
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Johnson, Charlotte, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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