Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Coronado Beach Military Reservation
The site was acquired in 1897 for the Army as a Military Reservation. In 1929, a major portion of the reservation was sold to the State of California. It was a planned location of a mortar battery that was never built. Anti-Motor Torpedo Boat Battery Cortez (1943 - 1946) was located here. It has been destroyed. Two World War II fire-control towers were once located here. The reservation contained 40.63 acres and was 1-3/4 miles southeast of Coronado Beach. The sand spit that connected the beach to the mainland was frequently breached during high tide, It is now the site of Silver Strand State Beach.
1940 Program Batteries

 Battery name

 Number of Guns

 Type of Gun

 Type of Carriage




90mm M1

 Fixed M3 and Mobile M1






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