San Francisco Points of Interest

Babette Gun Emplacement at Battery James Chester
Babette Gun Emplacement #3
8 April 2023
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Battery James Chester
Lands End
Built 1899-1903
37°46'56.8"N 122°30'31.2"W

Battery Chester was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 12-inch coastal gun battery in Fort Miley consisting of three emplacements. The battery was named after Maj. James Chester, a Civil War veteran. Construction started in 1899 and was completed in 1903. All three emplacements were deactivated in 1943.


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