Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Fort Weaver

The Army acquired land along the ʻEwa shoreline in about 1905 to support the coastal defense. The Navy took control of the property in August 1916.  It became known as Puʻuloa Military Reservation of Oʻahu. Until 1922, it was known as Iroquois Point Military Reservation (“Iroquois Point” was derived from the name “USS Iroquois;” it is believed the ship was anchored nearby.)

In 1922, the coastal defense facility was named Fort Weaver; named after Erasmus Morgan Weaver, Jr, a US Army Major General who served as the first chief of the Militia Bureau and the Chief of the Army’s US Army Coast Artillery Corps.  The guns were protected only by camouflage netting and paint (they were not protected with concrete encasements, like many of the other Forts and Batteries on O‘ahu.)

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