Fort Hancock is a former United States Army fort at Sandy Hook in Middletown Township New Jersey. In 1893, Fort Hancock installed the nation's first disappearing gun battery at Battery Potter. In the late 1950s anti-aircraft missiles from Project Nike were based at the fort.
Fort Hancock was decommissioned and abandoned as an active U.S. Army installation in 1974.
View from Sandy Hook, Fort Hancock at New York's Manhattan skyline