San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
San Francisco Port of Embarkation
Soldiers shipped out from here
In 1932, the transport operation, which occupied all of lower Fort Mason and several other bay area port facilities, acquired the name San Francisco Port of Embarkation (SFPE). In 1939, the SFPE employed 831 military and civilian personnel. They shipped 48,000 tons of cargo that year. By the end of World War II, in 1945, the SFPE employed more than 30,000 people. They shipped more than 23 million tons of cargo and 1.65 million soldiers on 4,000 freighters and 800 troopships.
Erected by Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Location. 37° 48.436′ N, 122° 25.758′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on San Francisco Bicycle Route 2, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Fort Mason Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Francisco Port of Embarkation (1932-1962) (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Mason Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named San Francisco Port of Embarkation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Mason (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carpenter Shop... (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Ship into San Francisco Bay (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrea's Fountain (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the bicycle path on the bluff overlooking the water at the northern edge of Fort Mason.
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.