Battery Townsley

Uploaded: October 13, 2012 22:45:24


Battery Townsley was a casemated battery that mounted two 16-inch caliber guns, armor-piercing projectile 25 miles out to sea, designed to protect against air and naval attack.

This battery, named in honor of Major General Clarence P. Townsley, a general officer in World War I, was considered the zenith of military technology and was the result of careful, long-term planning. In 1915, the army was eager to construct the 16-inch gun batteries in the San Francisco area, and by 1928, the decision had been made to install two batteries near the city, one on either side of the Golden Gate straits. Three years later, Battery Townsley was completed, and its two guns installed.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/8000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 36.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700


Tiia Vissak October 14, 2012

a cool view! #1492108

Avril Young October 14, 2012

Very interesting info...Beautiful capture and depth.. #10368378

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 14, 2012

Great image and info, Rony!

Dominick #10368399

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 14, 2012

Excellent perspective and capture Rony! #10368444

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