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Located in former coast artillery facilities in the resort community of Nahant, a peninsula jutting out into Massachusetts Bay, this site was used only during the Ajax era and was located about 15 miles northeast of Boston. 



IFC:  located at Bailey's Hill, formerly Ft. Ruckman, now a town park (no Nike buildings remain

The launch site is 1 SE, Nahant Rd at East Point adjacent to Battery Murphy, Northeastern University, located at East Point, formerly East Point Military Reservation, now Northeastern University Edwards Marine Science Center/town park (modified EM Barracks and Missile Test & Assembly Building remain.

Units:
Btry A, 24th AAA Missile Battalion (Nike)  
Oct 55- Dec 56  
Btry C, 605th AAA Missile Battalion (Nike)  
Dec 56- Aug 58  
HHB, 605th AAA Missile Battalion (Nike)  
Oct 57- Aug 58  
HHB, 1st Missile Battalion, 57th Artillery (Nike-Ajax)  
Sep 58- Jun 60  
Btry C, 1st Missile Battalion, 57th Artillery (Nike-Ajax)  
Sep 58- Jun 60  
Btry B, 3d Missile Battalion, 52d Artillery (Nike-Ajax)  
Aug 60- Dec 61  


IFC:  located at Bailey's Hill, formerly Ft. Ruckman, now a town park (no Nike buildings remainThe launch site is 1 SE, Nahant Rd at East Point adjacent to Battery Murphy, Northeastern University, located at East Point, formerly East Point Military Reservation, now Northeastern University Edwards Marine Science Center/town park (modified EM Barracks and Missile Test & Assembly Building remain.Units:                       

 

IFC:  located at Bailey's Hill, formerly Ft. Ruckman, now a town park (no Nike buildings remainThe launch site is 1 SE, Nahant Rd at East Point adjacent to Battery Murphy, Northeastern University, located at East Point, formerly East Point Military Reservation, now Northeastern University Edwards Marine Science Center/town park (modified EM Barracks and Missile Test & Assembly Building remain.Units:                       

 

IFC:  located at Bailey's Hill, formerly Ft. Ruckman, now a town park (no Nike buildings remainThe launch site is 1 SE, Nahant Rd at East Point adjacent to Battery Murphy, Northeastern University, located at East Point, formerly East Point Military Reservation, now Northeastern University Edwards Marine Science Center/town park (modified EM Barracks and Missile Test & Assembly Building remain.Units:                       

 

                  


Nahant Ajax missile battery.



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