A history of San Francisco harbor defense installations

Forts Baker, Barry, Cronkhite, and Funston by Emanuel Raymond Lewis

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Statementprepared for Division of Beaches and Parks, State of California by Emanuel Raymond Lewis.
ContributionsCalifornia. Division of Beaches and Parks.
The Physical Object
Pagination351 leaves in various foliations :
Number of Pages351
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22994041M

  I could find no evidence of any politician publically arguing for not defending the Pacific coast. That is not to say there wasn't considerable anxiety, even hysteria, about a potential Japanese invasion of the West Coast. Conceding the Pacific.   San Francisco grew from a city of , residents in to , by In Contra Costa County beyond the hills, the little towns of Walnut Creek, Orinda and Concord saw their populations Author: Carl Nolte. Hawaiian History Hawaii (state, United States) Hawaii (həwī´ē, hävä´ē), 50th state of the United States, comprising a group of eight major islands and numerous islets in the central Pacific Ocean, c.2, mi (3, km) SW of San Francisco. County of San Francisco the interest of the state in and to, and the control and manaacmcnt of, the Harbor of San Francisco. and dcclanng the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately. [Approved hy Governor Augl 1 ~•G8 Filed with Secretary of State Aug lf!GSJ The pcopll of the State of California do enact as follows.

Harbor Commissioners for San Francisco Harbor Records F; ; R 1 Administrative History Chapter of the Statutes of created the Board of State Harbor Commissioners. The Commission originally consisted Francisco harbor by the board of state harbor commissioners, created a sinking fund for the payment of the bonds, to File Size: KB. History During the first half of the 19th century, the United States was compelled to expand the fortifications protecting its harbors and strategic waterways. Built between and , Fort Hamilton became part of the Third System of Fortifications built throughout New York City. Today, the Harbor Defense Museum occupies Fort Hamilton’s caponier, a freestanding bastion .   N-NB SAN DIEGO (Feb. 9, ) Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN ) stand on the bridge as it arrives pierside following a seven. An urban explorer’s paradise, the San Francisco Naval Shipyard was a United States Navy shipyard located on nearly acres of waterfront at Hunter’s Point in .

Marc's forthcoming book, Interpreting American Military History will be published by Rowman and Field Publishing Group in It is a 'how-to' guide for small museums and historical sites on the newest trends in American military history and how they can be used to tell engaging, relevant stories in the museum community. GOLDEN GATE DEFENSES; What Uncle Sam Is Doing for the Harbor of San Francisco. WELL PROTECTED FROM ATTACK Big Guns and Torpedoes -- New Batteries for Fort Alcatraz -- How Fort Winfield Scott Is Armed. by Greg Robinson. Mr. Robinson is Assistant Professor of History, University of Quebec At Montreal. He has helped organized the Historians' Committee for Fairness, an organization of scholars and professional researchers, which charges that Michelle Malkin's book represents "a blatant violation of professional standards of objectivity and fairness.".   On the morning of December 7, , the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in just two hours of bombing more than 2, Americans were dead, 21 ships * had either been sunk or damaged, and more than U.S. aircraft : Jennifer Rosenberg.

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A tour of SF Bay's hidden military fortifications. Road Trip at Home: For more than a century, the U.S. considered San Francisco its most important Pacific port, so it installed countless forms of. As World War II approached, the Army made further improvements to the Harbor Defenses of San Francisco.

Additional base-end stations, mines, searchlights, and anti-aircraft guns were installed. After Pearl Harbor, the entire Western Defense Command was placed on high alert, but the three West Coast attacks that did occur caused only minor damage.

It soons become evident that, far from a mere history of the artillery sites, Chin's narrative encompasses a far wider compass, with a multitude of impressions of pre and wartime San Francisco and environs front and center.

What stands out in the book, and gives it heart, is the remarkably frank reminiscences of those involved/5(8). A History of San Francisco Harbor Defense Installations: Forts Baker, Barry, Cronkhite, and Funston.

January 1, by Emanuel Raymond Lewis; The Development of American Seacoast Defenses (). American Seacoast Fortifications: A Developmental History () The Educational Information Center: An Introduction. () by C. Neil Sherman, E Born: NovemOakland, California. A Harbor Defense Command was a military organization of the United States Army Coast Artillery Corps designated in from predecessor organizations dating from circa It consisted of the forts, controlled underwater minefields, and other coastal defenses of a particular harbor or river.

Harbor Defense Commands, along with the similar Coast Artillery Corps, were. Historic US and Canadian fortifications. Pages in category "Harbor Defense of San Francisco" The following 82 pages are in this category, out of 82 total.

Personnel took stations at the guns, mortars, fire control stations, searchlights, mine casemates and the antiaircraft guns. All the Harbor Defense stations and installations at San Francisco were manned by twelve noon on December 7, On that date six batteries of the 6th Coast Artillery were stationed at Fort Barry.

References: A History of San Francisco Harbor Defense Installations: Forts Baker, Barry, Cronkhite, and Funston by Emanuel Raymond Lewis,Prepared for Division of Beaches and Parks State of California; Historic Resource Study Forts Baker, Barry and Cronkhite, by Erwin N.

Thompson,Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California. The biggest guns in the Harbor Defenses of San Francisco could fire shells weighing more than a ton 26 miles out to sea. Photo courtesy of San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library: A historian once described San Francisco during World War II as "a giant cannon aimed at the Pacific," likening the millions of tons of cargo and.

I bought this book expecting to find a history of the fortifications around the San Francisco area, and I guess I got that, from a social perspective.

The book is short, lacks detailed maps, is short on maps in general, and focusses far too much on /5. San Francisco’s port was once considered to be second only to that of New York in importance, and the bay area has been the scene of severaml eras of fortification.

It all started in the late s when five cannons were installed at La Batteria San Jose. Then, almost a century later, emplacements for guns were constructed at Fort Point.

San Francisco, with others, was assigned to escort her eastward. On the 19th, the group split: Intrepid, with two destroyers, continued toward Pearl Harbor; San Francisco and the remaining ships headed for Majuro. On the 25th, San Francisco sailed for Hawaii with TG On 20 March, the group returned to Majuro, refueled, and departed again.

Iris Engstrand, co-editor of The Journal of San Diego History and professor of history at the University of San Diego, has written extensively on the general history of San Diego.

Her recent publications include a book chapter for the forthcoming Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage (University of Washington Press, ). The Attack took place during World War Two, almost halfway through the war, on the 7th of December, in the morning hours (in Japan, it was December 8).

This military strike was a surprise attack from Japanese bombers on the U.S. Naval base in Pearl Harbor. While it was intended to prevent the U.S. fleet from interfering with Southeast Asia.

The ROHO team set out to explore three themes in particular, notes U.S. history specialist Martin Meeker, who conducted some of the interviews and edited the new companion book, The Oakland Army Base: An Oral History, which provides highlights from ROHO’s plus hours of OAB interviews.

For starters the researchers sought to document the. Battery Crosby, Fort Scott, The Presidio, San Francisco Built to protect underwater minefields laid outside the Golden Gate, Battery Crosby was completed and armed in Armed with two 6-inch guns mounted on disappearing carriages, the battery’s artillery had a range of eight miles and could fire at the rate of two rounds peras the emphasis on.

The History of Human Use at Lake Merced. Sara Marcellino and Brandon Jebens Graduate Students, Dept of Geography San Francisco State University. Native Inhabitants. Original inhabitants of the Lake Merced region, and all of San Francisco and San Mateo counties were a tribe of Indians called the Ramaytush Ohlone.

Other Harbor Defense Fortifications. Although not a part of the “Triangle of Fire,” there were three other forts constructed around the turn of the twentieth century that completed the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound: Fort Whitman, Fort.

San Francisco would go on to visit LeHavre, France (21 August-9 September ); Southampton ( September), and Greenock, Scotland (23 September-4 October), before returning to Gibraltar via Lisbon, Portugal ( October), on 20 October. Re-entering the Mediterranean on 21 October, she continued to cruise those waters well into the next year.

She conducted target. History. Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia was awarded the contract to build USS San Francisco on 1 Augustand her keel was laid down on 26 May She was launched on 27 Octobersponsored by Mrs. Robert Y. Kaufman, and commissioned on 24 April with Commander J.

Allen Marshall in command. San Commissioned: 24 April Maps and Charts (in San Francisco): Installations around Pearl Harbor, collected by District Staff Headquarters, ( items).

See Also Architectural and Engineering Plans (in San Francisco): Public Works Office drawings of overseas and Hawaii projects, ( items). See Also - Explore diablo59's board "USS San Francisco (CA)" on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Heavy cruiser, Navy ships and Battleship pins. During the two years prior to Pearl Harbor, the number of men at Fort Lewis and McChord rapidly increased from 7, to more t After Pearl Harbor, more t soldiers at a time trained at Fort Lewis.

The Atomic Age. After Victory in Europe (V-E) Day on May 8,all efforts turned to defeating Japan. USS San Francisco (CA) was a New Orleans class heavy cruiser that was present when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and that fought in the Solomon Islands, at the battle of Cape Esperance, the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, in the Aleutians, during the invasions of Makin, the Marshall Islands, the invasions of Saipan and Tinian, the battle of the Philippine Sea and the.

USS Pampanito (SS/AGSS), a Balao-class submarine, was a United States Navy ship, the third one named for the pompano fish. She completed six war patrols from to and served as a Naval Reserve Training ship from to She is now a National Historic Landmark, preserved as a memorial and museum ship in the San Francisco Maritime National Builder: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine.

Devil’s Slide was the location of a military triangulation station and observation site used during World War II as part of the harbor defense of San Francisco. Prior to the advent of radar, military personnel would use binoculars and compasses to search for ships at sea and relay their coordinates to a central post.

James R. Schlesinger was born on 15 February in New York City and educated at Harvard University, where he earned a B.A.

(), M.A. (), and Ph.D. () in economics. Between and he taught economics at the University of Virginia and in published The Political Economy of National Security.

"3 stories, accessible, interactive, historic, view from under the bridge, view of bay, cannon, cannon balls, helpful rangers, on the top deck were the anchor positions for the cannons that protected the bay." "The museum and Fort are really interesting to history buffs put a lot of perspective on the significance of the Bay throughout the course of history.".

"A field guide to the coastal fortifications in and around San Francisco from the Endicott Period through post World War II ()", 1st Edition, Paperback, pages "A field guide to the coastal fortifications in and around San Francisco from the Endicott Period through post World War II ()", Second Edition, PDF & Hardcover, Beyond the tactics and technology of the Harbor Defenses of San Francisco, this book paints a rich mosaic of the memorable Army personalities, both officers and enlisted personnel, and their intriguing experiences in the wartime port city that was the premier military staging base for the Pacific battles of World War II/5(4).

Coming in SF harbor in early AM and Leaving in the afternoon (sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge). I was stationed with Harbor Defense Unit 1 in San Francisco, CA. in It was located on the Army base at the presidio.

It was classified as shore duty then, and in the whole outfit transferred to Mine Pac in Long beach, CA. When it relocated the name changed to Inshore Undersea Warfare Group 1.

Presidio of San Francisco: A former military base - See 1, traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for San Francisco, CA, at Tripadvisor.5/5(K).