Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Fort Miley: Point Lobos Leased Reservation
(Battery Lobos, Seacoast Searchlight Nos. 23 and 24)
Battery Lobos's Gun No. 2, a Navy 6-inch Mark X, Mod 22 Rifle mounted on a pedestal mount in 1942. Presidio Army Museum Archives, GGNRA Interpretive Division Photo. Files (87-C-3).
Battery Lobos
by Justin Ruhge

Point Lobos consisted of two 6-inch Navy guns, Mark X, Model 22 emplaced on pedestal mounts several hundred feet apart and located on the cliff at Point Lobos, west of Fort Miley. The concrete foundations are still visible in 2004. In October 1942, Headquarters of the Harbor Defenses of San Francisco issued a memorandum stating that this battery would thereafter be referred to by the name "Lobos."

The only other reference to this battery in the Fort Miley record book was that the Chief of Ordnance was directed on November 8, 1945, to dispose of the two guns and their ammunition, along with the four 155-mm guns of Battery Bluff at Fort Funston.
Battery Lobos today. (John A. Martini)
US Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District History (1993)

Around 1942, the U.S. Government acquired four leaseholds, by leases, for interest in 9.13 acres and a 0.00 acre no area use permit by donation. Total acreage for the site was 9.13.
The site was known as the Point Lobos Searchlight Position and was acquired for San Francisco harbor defense. Improvements included gun emplacements, a searchlight, a cableway, and access roads.
Between 1946 and 1947, the four leases were terminated for a total of 9.13 acres. On 14 December 1953, the 0.00 no acre permit was terminated. The historical documents do not indicate if any termination agreements existed.
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