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Locations of Former NIKE MISSILE SITES (text)

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Rhode Island

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PR-38 Bristol
PR-58 N. Kingston/Davisville
PR-69DC Coventry
PR-69 Coventry
PR-79 Foster
PR-99 North Smithfield/ Woonsocket
Designation General Location Detailed Location (Current Status)
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Demolition of Bristol (PR-38) magazines 2.4 MB .pdf
.. NIKE Sites of Massachusetts and Rhode Island by John McGrath
Very comprehensive, with topo maps & many new pictures
PR-38 Bristol PR-38 US Army Nike AA Missile Base Bristol, Rhode Island by "Bill" Shaw - spotted by J.P.Moore
web page
C - Mount Hope, end of Haffeneffer Rd ((unk) abandoned)
[{Mandeville, P}IFC area is now used by Brown University as a museum some buildings still remain. The former radar area is hard to find as the entrance is overgrown with vegatation and the road thougth in good shape is very narrow due to over growth of trees. Once up the road aways you come to the entrance gate which is locked, I dont know why, because all traces of any buildings or towers have been removed and all that remains is an overgrown open field.]
[{McGrath, J} IFC/ Admin Area has not been taken over as a Brown University museum! The museum predates the site. The site was located to the south of the museum on Mount Hope (the actual mount itself!) It is overgrown and hard to get to as current access is blocked by the Brown site.
[{Shaw, B} Photo of IFC area.]
[{Page, T} MsrMaps ]

L - Bristol Point, E of RI 136 ((P) Bristol County Development Center)
[{Larish, J} MsrMaps image
[{Mandeville, P}Launch Area- now belongs to Roger williams College and Bristol County Development center. All buildings are intact and in use. The old barracks is now a womens dormitory and is called Nike Hall. The missile magazines are capped with cement and fenced off as a storage area. One magazine had an air shaft removed and was covered with a metal grate allowing a view into the Magazine which was partialy filled with water.( was stationed here 1967-1968.]
[{Shaw, B} Photo of launcher area. Area photo, including Mt. Hope Bridge.]
[{Murdock, S} GPS=41-39-21 71-15-31 ]
[{McDonald, R} ... July of 2000 and it still looks like the same launching area except for the expansion of the University.]

PR-58 N. Kingston
/Davisville
web page
C - E of Quidnesset Rd ((P) North Kingston Parks & Recreation Dept; Signal Rock Park
[{Murdock, S} GPS=41-37-48 71-26-11 MsrMaps

L - E of Quidnesset Rd, former NCBC Davisville ((I) EECO)
[{Mandeville, P} (June 2000) The launch area has been plowed over covering the missile magazines and now is just an open field surrounded by trees, The warhead building and a few others remain intact and in use. Other than that nothing else remains.]
[{Murdock, S} GPS=41-36-59 71-25-59 MsrMaps

PR-69DC Coventry For location and condition see entry for PR-69
[{Larsen, D} the initial radar installation was the AN/GSG-5 (V1)/BIRDIE.]
PR-69 Coventry web page
C - E of Read School House, N of Rt 117 ((I) RIANG; 281st Combat Communications Group, 283d CCS
[{Mandeville, P}IFC Area as mentioned in Rings of Supersonic Steel is intact and used by the air national Guard Communications Sq. Site is in exellent condition and the radar towers are in use.]
[{Page, T} MsrMaps ]

L - E of Phillips Hill, S of Rt 117 ((P) Central Coventry Park)
[{??}Launch Area is a park, All buildings are intact, but are boarded up and run down. The missle magazines are covered up replace by a ballfield.]
[{Murdock, S} GPS=41-41-26 71-37-48 MsrMaps

PR-79 Foster web page
C - Oak Hill, S of Rt 101 (Foster/Glouctester Regional School District Offices
[{Page, T} MsrMaps ]

L - S of Winslow, near Boss (State of Rhode Island; State Police Training Academy)
[{Page, T} MsrMaps ]

PR-99 North Smithfield/ Woonsocket [{McGrath, J} not Foster! - now corrected] web page
C - Black Plain Hill (RIANG/Air Force Reserve Center
[{Mandeville, P}Wrong info is given in rings of S/S PR-99 is Woonsocket/Nortsmithfied]
[{Mandeville, P}IFC Area is an Airforce force reserve ctr and in excellent shape.]
[{Page, T} MsrMaps ]

L - N of Pond Hill Rd, W of Black Plain (US Army)
[{Mandeville, P} (updated June 2000) Launch Area is used by a Rhode Island Army National Guard unit, all buildings are intact, fair/good shape. The missle magazine area has been covered over and is used as a motor pool.]
[{Page, T} MsrMaps ]

[{McGrath, J} There was also a regional maintenance facility located in Lincoln, RI which served the Nike units in the Providence area. It is currently being used as an Army Reserve regional maintenance facility. ]

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Updated July 1, 2011