Apollo (storeship)

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Apollo (storeship)
Apollo (storeship) is located in San Francisco County
Apollo (storeship)
Location NW corner of Sacramento and Battery Sts., San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′40″N 122°23′56″W / 37.79444°N 122.39889°W / 37.79444; -122.39889Coordinates: 37°47′40″N 122°23′56″W / 37.79444°N 122.39889°W / 37.79444; -122.39889
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 91000561[1]
Added to NRHP May 16, 1991

The Apollo is a historic storeship that is buried at a location in downtown San Francisco, California. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1] Parts of the ship have been uncovered, most recently in 1921 and 1925. Photographs from the 1921 uncovering exist. The 1925 excavation revealed coins from 1797, 1825, and 1840, a gold nugget, and assorted navigational pieces.[2] One of numerous buried ships within San Francisco,[3] it is an archeological site, listed at least partially for its potential to yield information in the future.[2]

Building currently at site of buried ship


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b James P. Delgado (May 20, 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Apollo Storeship / Apollo". National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "San Francisco History: Buried Ships".