SAN FRANCISCO - A massive gun that was on the battleship Missouri when the Japanese surrendered at the end of World War II will soon be installed on a cliff at the entrance to San Francisco Bay.
The 68-foot-long, 236,000-pound gun will be painted and displayed at the Battery Townsley fortification in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the coming months, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Sunday.
The gun was set to complete the final leg of its journey to the battery on Monday after a two-day trip from a naval weapons station in Hawthorne. Nev.
It will simulate one of two guns that protected the battery during World War II but have since been removed.