Battery Townsley High-Resolution Photos

photo of a trailer transporting a 16-in gun near Waldo Grade in 1939
Transportation of Gun Tube No. 87, near Waldo Grade on August 28, 1939.

Photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration

 
historic image of 16-inch gun on trailer
16-inch gun on transport trailer, circa 1939.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Park Archives and Records Center, National Park Service

 
Townsley gun mounted in it's casemate
Battery Townsley gun , mounted, circa 1940

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Park Archives and Records Center, National Park Service

 
historic image of the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri, 1945
16-inch gun #386 aboard USS MISSOURI during the Japanese surrender ceremonies in Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945. The barrel was removed from the battleship turret during the Korean War and put into storage.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

 
historic image of Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri, 1945
16-inch gun #386 aboard USS MISSOURI during the Japanese surrender ceremonies in Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945. The barrel was removed from the battleship turret during the Korean War and put into storage.

Photo courtesy of Libary of Congress

 
the 16-inch gun on its side in Hawthorne, NV.
16-inch gun # 386 at Hawthorne, NV, circa 2012

Photo courtesy of Tim Tyler

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