San Francisco Port of Embarkation (1932-1962)

San Francisco Port of Embarkation (1932-1962) (HM1773)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94109 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.336', W 122° 25.686'

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Critical Logistics Center for the Army's Pacific Operations.

From its start in 1902 as an army hospital, built to accommodate twelve patients, this building went on to become the U. S. Army's headquarters for troop and supply transport to the Pacific.

By 1906, most of Fort Mason's sick soldiers were sent to the Presidio's larger facility and much of the hospital here was used for temporary barracks, storage, and other non-critical functions. Then in 1912 the army established a major troop and cargo depot along Fort Mason's shoreline and the building's future was set—the old hospital became the new shipping center's headquarters.

The depot, which was renamed the San Francisco Port of Embarkation in 1932, dispatched more than 1.6 million soldiers and over 23 million tons of supplies during World War II alone. Transport and shipping operations continued at Fort Mason into the early 1960s. By the time operations ceased, this modest building had long been an important site in the nation's historic rise to international power.
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HM NumberHM1773
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550343 N 4184400
Decimal Degrees37.80560000, -122.42810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.336', W 122° 25.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 20.16" N, 122° 25' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 Schofield Rd, San Francisco CA 94109, US
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