Battery Chamberlin gun
In 1917, Battery Chamberlin was temporarily decommissioned because World War I was nowhere near the Pacific Coast, and the U.S. Army needed its troops in Europe. But in 1920, the battery was re-commissioned with two 6-inch guns like this one, each of which had a 10-mile range, and which had a maximum rise of 15 degrees.
It took 25 men to operate each of the guns, and the Army installed bunks nearby so that crews could work week-long shifts.
December 4, 2010 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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