Battery Townsley

Provided Harbor Defense During WWII

Battery Townsley is an artillery battery on the Pacific Ocean in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA.

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Battery Townsley and Battery Davis were home to 16" guns that provided defense for the San Francisco Bay during World War II. The barrel sitting at Battery Townsley today was originally mounted on the USS Missouri, which was part of the fleet at the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay.

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