Fort DeRussy is the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. It was established
in 1976 at Battery Randolph. The US Army Corps of Engineers bought the
area in 1904 for $28,000 to build Battery Randoph and Battery Dudley
(no longer extant) to 'defend' Honolulu Harbor.
first test firing of Battery Randolph's guns took place in November,
1914. The Army says that it took pains to warn Waikiki residents but
no one was fully prepared for the effects of the shock wave that rocked
the neighborhood. Dishes rattled and windows cracked blocks away. To
avoid damage in later years, as Waikiki was developed for the tourist
industry, the guns were seldom fired.