Near Sausalito in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Raining ﬁre from the sky
Because it was believed that mortars were less accurate than guns, all the mortars in a pit, or an entire battery, would fire at an enemy battleship at the same time. However, by 1918, during World War I, it had become clear that these massive weapons were more accurate than had been expected, and two mortars were removed from each of Battery Alexander's two pits. Battery Alexander remained a four-mortar operation until 1943, when the new era of aerial attack rendered it obsolete.
Erected by National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Ares.
Location. 37° 49.56′ N, 122° 31.722′ W. Marker is near Sausalito, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Field Road near Conzelman Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 960 Field Road, Sausalito CA 94965, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nike Missile Site SF88 (a Mortars to Missiles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Mendell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cold War Legacy: Missiles to Marine Mammals (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battery Construction No. 129 (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Golden Gate (approx. 1.6 miles away); Construction 129 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Strengthening an Icon (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sausalito.
Also see . . . Battery Alexander - FortWiki Historic U.S. and Canadian Forts. Battery Alexander (1905-1943) - Battery Alexander was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 12 inch coastal mortar battery on Fort Barry, Marin County, California. The battery was named in G.O. 120, 22 Nov 1902 after Col. Barton S. Alexander, U.S. Corps of Engineers, bvt. Brig. Gen., who served with distinction in the Mexican-American War and the U.S. Civil War and who died at San Francisco, California, 15 Dec 1879. (Submitted on April 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 161 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.