Ft. Rosecrans

I’m a little annoyed I didn’t manage to get any pics of the actual fortifications at Fort Rosecrans today. Almost from the day of its discovery by the Spanish, Point Loma has been recognized at the key terrain guarding the mouth of San Diego harbor, and fortifications have been there almost ever since. Ft. Rosecrans was one of the longest serving Endicott period coastal artillery posts. Today, the fort is home to Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, and a portion of Point Loma Naval Base.

During World War II, the post underwent massive expansion, with additional gun batteries being added (though they were never fired in anger) and a large building program. Many of the “temporary” World War II barracks are still in use today by the Navy, not as barracks, but as office spaces.

Sorry for the terrible video, but here are some of the World War II era buildings.

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3 thoughts on “Ft. Rosecrans”

  1. Yes, I’ve “enjoyed” living in those WWII barracks. Camp Roberts had them when I was in the CALARNG.


  2. That’s what we were in during preflight at Ft. Rucker. They still had a bunch of those “temp” buildings all over post. Ft. Campbell still a bunch in the 80s when I was the TNARNG.

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