Nike Battery NY-23
Oyster Bay, NY

Located in the fabled "Gold Coast" country of Long Island's north shore, Nike battery NY-23 was yet another typical Nike Ajax missile battery containing three underground missile storage magazines. The site remained in active service for eight years, until its closure during 1963.

Launcher Area:
Brookville, NY
Control Area:
Brookville, NY

Dates of Operation

Weapons Systems
& Missile Load

Nike Ajax / 30
Nike Hercules / 0

Missile Magazines
3 Magazines.
1 type "B" and 2 type "C".

Radar Types

Unit Information
Army -
C/66th (1955-1958)
C/1/55th (1958-1960)

National Guard -
B/1/245th (1960-1963)

Present Status
The former Launcher Area on Brookville Road is a town park. Nassau County operates an environmental education center at the site. The Missile Assembly and Test Building is now utilized for meetings.

The former Control Area, located on high ground to the west of Cedar Swamp Road was recently demolished for residential development.

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