Historic California Posts, Camps,
Stations and Airfields
Fort Winfield Scott: Anti-Motor
Torpedo Boat Battery Baker
by Rustin M. Ruhge
In the fall of 1942, the Army decided to install 90-mm anti-motor
torpedo boat (AMTB) batteries in the harbor defenses. Each battery
consisted of two fixed and two mobile guns. The mobile guns were
kept in storage until an emergency occurred. Built in 1943, this
battery was operational from 1944 until 1946.
The mission of these batteries was to attack enemy motor torpedo
boats, to defend against enemy landings, to assist against enemy
air attacks and to attack enemy submarines within range.
Completed Works - Seacoast Fortification