Nike Battery PH-23/25
Lumberton, NJ



The Lumberton Nike missile site was constructed during the late 1950s among the farm fields within this historic South Jersey community. This double site became operational during 1958 and possessed 6 underground missile magazines and two Intergrated Fire Control facilities enabling it to track and engage two targets simultaneously.

Operation of the Lumberton site was later transferred from Regular Army air defense units to the New Jersey National Guard. Site PH-25 remained in service through the inactivation of the nationwide Nike system during 1974.



Location
Launcher Area:
Lumberton
(Burlington County), NJ
Control Area:
Lumberton,
(Burlington County), NJ

Dates of Operation
1958-1974

Weapons Systems
& Missile Load

Nike Ajax / 60
Nike Hercules / 24

Missile Magazines
6 Magazines (double site).
2 type "B" and 4 type "C".


Radar Types
ABAR; HIPAR

Unit Information
Army -
C/738th (1956-1958)
HHB/738th (1958)
C/3/43rd (1958-1963)
HHB/3/43rd (1958-1963)

National Guard -
A/7/112th (1963-1971)
A/1/254th (1971-1974)

Present Status
The site remains partially intact today and is occupied by the Lumberton township offices and a school.

Article
Read the article, Lumberton's Cold War Legacy: Nike Missile Battery PH-23/25 by Donald E. Bender (1999).





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