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Fort Baker: Battery Yates
 
Battery Yates as viewed from Battery Spencer, October 2000
 
Battery Yates was constructed in 1903 and armed with six M1902 3-inch rifles mounted on M1902 pedastal mounts 1905. Four guns from Battery Yates were removed in 1942. Two were emplaced on top of old Fort Point and two were emplaced at Gravelly Beach, for use as Anti-Motor Torpedo Boat guns. Later the Gravely Beach guns were also moved to Fort Point. By 1943, the remaining guns were removed and scrapped.

 
Layout of Battery Yates, 1919
 
 
Drawings courtesy of Mark Berhow

Battery Yates Today
 
October 2000

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