San Francisco Port of Embarkation

San Francisco Port of Embarkation (HM1BRX)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94123 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.436', W 122° 25.758'

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Soldiers shipped out from here

First the Spanish and then the American military used this bluff to guard the harbor against hostile invasion. As the 19th century came to a close, Fort Mason's mission shifted from keeping enemy ships out of the bay to sending U.S. military ships overseas. By 1915, Fort Mason was the army's primary depot for shipping troops and supplies to conflicts and colonial territories in the Pacific.

In 1932, the transport operation, which occupied all of lower Fort Mason and several other bay area port facilities, acquired the name San Francisco Port of Embarkation (SFPE). In 1939, the SFPE employed 831 military and civilian personnel. They shipped 48,000 tons of cargo that year. By the end of World War II, in 1945, the SFPE employed more than 30,000 people. They shipped more than 23 million tons of cargo and 1.65 million soldiers on 4,000 freighters and 800 troopships.
Placed ByGolden Gate National Recreation Area
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550236 N 4184584
Decimal Degrees37.80726667, -122.42930000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.436', W 122° 25.758'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 26.16" N, 122° 25' 45.48" W
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Area Code(s)415, 707
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 240 Fort Mason, San Francisco CA 94123, US
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