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Explosive Storage Facilities History

Explosive Storage Facilities History

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Published by: CAP History Library on Sep 05, 2012
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REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE
 
Form Approved  OMB No. 0704-0188 
Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing andreviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington Headquarters Services Directorate forInformation Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington, VA 22202-4302, and to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (0704-0188), Washington, DC20503.
1. AGENCY USE ONLY
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2. REPORT DATEJuly 20003. REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVEREDFinal Draft Report July 1999-July 20004. TITLE AND SUBTITLE
Final Draft: Army Ammunition and Explosives Storage in the United States, 1775-1945
 5. FUNDING NUMBERS
Contract No. DACA63-99-D-0010Delivery Order No. 0011
6. AUTHOR(S)
Joseph Murphey, Dwight Packer, Cynthia Savage, Duane E. Peter, and Marsha Prior
7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)
Geo-Marine, Inc.550 East 15th StreetPlano, Texas75074
8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATIONREPORT NUMBER
Geo-Marine, Inc.Special Publications No. 7
 9. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth DistrictPO Box 17300Fort Worth, Texas76102-0300
10. SPONSORING/MONITORINGAGENCY REPORT NUMBER11. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES12a. DISTRIBUTION AVAILABILITY STATEMENT
Approved for public release
12b. DISTRIBUTION CODE13. ABSTRACT
(Maximum 200 words) 
 This report presents a national historic context for World War II-era Army ammunition storage magazines. The objective of this document is to present the themes and events that influenced the construction, modification,and use of ammunition storage magazines during World War II and during the mobilization effort prior to this war. The historic context covers the evolution of ammunition storage magazines from 1775 to the present withparticular attention given to the growing concerns for safety after the 1926 Lake Denmark explosion and the increased need to conserve material during World War II. In addition to the historic context, this documentpresents a Planning Level Survey in which a classification system for all ammunition storage magazines is presented and includes a discussion of National Register eligibility requirements. The most comprehensive array ofammunition storage magazines with the highest degree of integrity are found at Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant (A.A.P.), Nevada; McAlester A.A.P., Oklahoma; Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas; Ravenna A.A.P., Ohio; BlueGrass Army Depot, Kentucky; Louisiana A.A.P., Louisiana; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Camp Stanley, Texas; and Cornhusker A.A.P., Nebraska.
Name of Federal Technical Responsible Individual: Joseph MurpheyOrganization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, CESWF-EV-ECPhone #: (817) 978-6386
14. SUBJECT TERMSNational historic context for Army ammunition magazines, Planning Level Survey, National Register eligibility15. NUMBER OF PAGES98 + appendices16. PRICE CODE17. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF REPORT
Unclassified
 18. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF THIS PAGE
Unclassified
 19. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF ABSTRACT
Unclassified
 20. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACTULStandard Form 298 (Rev. 2-89) (EG)

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