Battery 129

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Battery 129 (1944-NA) - Battery 129 was a reinforced concrete, World War II 16 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Barry, California. Battery construction started 5 Sep 1942, was completed 14 Mar 1944 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 7 May 1944 at a cost of $ 2,069,738.90. Gun tubes were on site but the carriages were never shipped. Never activated.

Battery 129 Gun Emplacement #1 Entrance
Battery 129 Gun Emplacement #2


Battery 129 History

Part of the Harbor Defense of San Francisco.

World War II

Originally built as a World War II casemated concrete coastal gun battery with two 16" MarkII-M1 Navy guns to be mounted on M4 Barbette carriages. Gun tubes shipped from Battery 132 23 Dec 1943 to Fort Barry. Carriages were never assigned or shipped.

Battery 129 Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 16" Rifle 66.7' MarkII-M1 55 U.S. Navy Barbette, M4, #??, Unknown 1944-NA See note 1
2 16" Rifle 66.7' MarkII-M1 75 U.S. Navy Barbette, M4, #??, Unknown 1944-NA See note 1
Source: RCW Form 1, Jul 1944, CDSG, Berhow, Mark A. ed, American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2004, ISBN 0-9748167-0-1, pages 176-177, 215
Note 1:Guns shipped 23 Dec 1943 from Battery 132, CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery 129 Plan


Current Status

Part of the Golden Gate Recreation Area (GGNRA) administered by the National Park Service. No gun or mounts in place.


Location: Fort Barry, California

Maps & Images

Lat: 37.827108 Long: -122.500241

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Visited: 19 Aug 2009

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