Lat 37°47′N Long 122°25′W San Francisco located on the north part of the San Francisco Peninsula and includes significant stretches of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. Borders San Bruno to the south and San Francisco Bay and Treasure Island.
During the Pacific War, San Francisco was a major staging
area for America ships, troops and supplies headed for the Pacific. At the end of the war, a gateway
for veterans returning home.
Established November 6, 1850 on the site of Battery San Jose by the Spanish government in 1797. WWII debarkation point for troops.
Francisco Maritime National Park Association
Located at Jefferson Street and Hyde Street at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco includes the World War II submarine, USS Pampanito SS-383.
Francisco Defense Guns
defenses of the Golden Gate were manned by U. S. Army Coastal Artillery
Units. The harbor defense system included underwater minefields,
anti-aircraft positions, and a maritime shipping control system,
in addition several 16" gun batteries:
Cronkhite / Battery Townsley
2 x 16" guns located on the northern flank of Golden
Fort Barry / Battery Mendell
12 disappearing gun.
6" guns on Baker Beach sited on the submarine
minefields off the harbor entrance. During the 1940's Baker Beach
was heavily fortified with several gun batteries and numerous fighting
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April 22, 2018