BASES -- Summary-Earlier Era [p10 of 14]
FORMER MILITARY INSTALLATIONS (First half of the 20th Century) -- Continued
FORT DELESSEPS (continued)
This Coast Artillery post, whose population in 1936 was 190, included eight sets of Captains' quarters, a Headquarters barracks which accommodated 84 men, three quadruplexes for noncommissioned officers, a 200-seat recreation pavilion and a three-bed medical station.
FORT DELESSEPS dock facility
FORT DELESSEPS housing
Fort DeLesseps was transferred to Panama in 1955 as part of the 1955 Treaty of Mutual Understanding and Cooperation with the Republic of Panama, also known as the Eisenhower-Rémon Treaty (a revision to the original 1903 treaty between the two countries).
Sources: An American Legacy in Panama--A Brief History of the Department of Defense Installations and Properties in the Former Panama Canal Zone (including text and above two photographs) and World War I Fortifications of the Panama Canal-193d Infantry Brigade (CZ) pamphlet. The latter pamphlet provides more details on Battery Morgan and all the other coast artillery batteries constructed on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the isthmus of Panama.
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