San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Gun Platform No. 2 - 1945
San Diego Naval Training Center
The three weapons are 3-inch 50 calibre duel purpose guns. Developed in the 1930s, the design was light weight for its time and used until automatic anti-aircraft weapons were perfected. This weapon was favored on smaller ships such as support vessels and anti-submarine escorts. It fired a fixed round which combined the thirteen pound shell and propellant in an attached casing like a bullet. It could fire a shell nearly seven miles at a muzzle velocity of 2,700 feet per second.
Erected by Naval Training Center.
Location. 32° 44.216′ N, 117° 12.72′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Cushing Road south of Dewey Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ingram Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun Platform No. 1 - 1945 (within shouting distance of this marker); Command Center, Building 200 (about 700 feet away, measured North Chapel, Building 208 (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Desembarcadero (approx. half a mile away); USS Recruit (approx. 0.6 miles away); Spanish Landing (approx. 0.6 miles away); Casa de Lopez (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Additional keywords. ordnance; Liberty Station; NTC Historic District
Categories. • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
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