Battery Lobos

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Battery Lobos (1942-1945) - Battery Lobos was a reinforced concrete, World War II 6 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Miley, San Francisco County, California. Battery construction started 2 Jul 1942, was completed 19 Aug 1942 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 1 Jun 1943 at a cost of $ 14,416.39. Deactivated in 1945.

World War II (1941-1945)

Part of the Harbor Defense of San Francisco.

Originally built as a World War II concrete coastal gun battery with two 6" MKVIII Navy guns mounted on MKM10 Navy pedestal carriages. This was a single story battery with the guns located on concrete pads and the magazines in separate buildings.

Battery Lobos Armament (edit list)
Empl
No
Caliber
Type
Barrel
Length
Model Serial
No
Manufacturer Carriage Service
Dates
Notes
1 6" Rifle ?" MKVIII 543 Naval Gun Factory Pedestal, MKM10, #548, Naval Gun Factory 1942-1945 See note 1
2 6" Rifle ?" MKVIII 376 Naval Gun Factory Pedestal, MKM10, #549, Naval Gun Factory 1942-1945 See note 1
Source: RCW Form 1, 13 Mar 1943, CDSG, Berhow, Mark A. ed, American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2004, ISBN 0-9748167-0-1, pages 194-195
Note 1: CDSG Gun Card Collection from NARA
Battery Lobos Plan


Battery Lobos was a part of the Harbor Defenses of San Francisco plan throughout World War II. When the war ended in 1945 the battery was declared surplus and the guns and carriages were processed for salvage.

Current Status

Part of the Golden Gate Recreation Area (GGNRA) administered by the National Park Service. No period guns or mounts in place. Gun pad # 1 is partially exposed below the USS San Francisco Memorial. Gun Pad #2 is covered with sand and vegetation.


Location: Fort Miley, San Francisco County, California

Maps & Images

Lat: 37.782765 Long: -122.512407

Sources:

  • U.S.Army, Supplement to the Harbor Defense Project Harbor Defenses of San Francisco, (CCA-P-SFB), 15 Nov 1945, CDSG

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Visited: 23 Aug 2009

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