Air Force Bases

Nike Missile Locations Massachusetts

StateSite NameMissile TypeDefense AreaSite LocService DatesControl site condition/ownerLaunch Site condition/owner
MABO-85Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ABostonBedfordNov 1956 - Dec 1961Partially Intact, Private ownershipPartially Intact, Northeastern University
BO-15Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ABostonBeverlyFeb 1957 - Mar 1963FDSFDS
BO-84Nike 2B/20A/8L-ABostonBurlingtonJan 1956 - Aug 1963FDSFDS
BO-55Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ABostonBlue Hills/ MiltonJun 1955 - Mar 1963FDSFDS
BO-38Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ABostonCohasset/ HinghamNov 1956 - Dec 1961FDSFDS
BO-05Nike 1B, 2C/18H, 30A/12L-UA, (7L-H)BostonDanversNov 1956 - Apr 1974FDSFDS
BO-36Nike 2B/12H, 20A/8L-UBostonFort Duvall/ HullJan 1956 - Apr 1974Obliterated, Private ownership, housingPark, ownership by Commonwealth of Massachusetts
BO-63Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ABostonNeedhamJun 1955 - Mar 1963FDSFDS
BO-37Nike 2B/20ABostonSquantum/ QuincyJan 1956 - Dec 1961FDSFDS
BO-03Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-ABostonReadingJun 1955 - Mar 1963FDSFDS
BO-73Nike 2B/12H, 20A/8L-UBostonSouth Lincoln/WaylandJan 1956 - Apr 1974FDSFDS
PR-19Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AProvidenceRehoboth1956 - Jun 1971MAArNG/USAR CenterTown of Rehobeth
PR-29Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AProvidenceSwansea1956 - Jun 1959Private ownershipPrivate ownership, motor company

Note there are additional sites the covered the Providence area in Rhode Island.

Nike Missile Type Key

Missile Storage: C=Ajax only, original design B=Ajax or Hercules, some modifications were required for the elevator to handle the Hercules launcher. D= Either, increaed access room in the magazine
Missile Launcher: A=Ajax AA=Double Ajax launchers AG=Above Ground H=Hecrules L=Launcher K=Unoffical designation for Alaskan above ground launchers U=Uniersal launcher UA=1/2 Universal and 1/2 Ajax launchers UU=Double Univeral launchers
Note: Launchers converted to Hercules are given in paraenthesis, e.g. (8L-H)

This data is from the book To Defend and Deter: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Missile Program