The Pacific War Online Encyclopedia
|Previous: Formosa||Table of Contents||Next: Fort Barry|
The California State Military Museum
Fort Baker (122.479W 37.837N) was located on San Francisco Bay near the northern end of Golden Gate Bridge. The Army began construction of coastal batteries in the 1890s on land reserved by the federal government in 1850. By the time war broke out in the Pacific the batteries had been superceded by more modern guns at Fort Cronkhite, but still included three 12" (305mm) guns and eight 6" (152mm) guns.
State Military Museum (accessed 2011-4-19)
The Pacific War Online Encyclopedia © 2011 by Kent G. Budge. Index
Comment on this article