The Captured Guns of the CASTILLA
Contributed by Joe Wiegand
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The images below show one of the Spanish Cruiser
CASTILLA's 150 mm (5.9 inch) guns recovered
from the ship after the she was sunk in the Battle of
Manila Bay. This is one of a pair of guns that that flank the
flagpole in front of theVermont State Capitol Building in Montpelier, Vermont.
Montpelier was Admiral Dewey's hometown.
Krupp guns were of German manufacture and among the
best in the world.
One of the guns, with the capitol in the background.
Sideview of the gun, with the plaque below clearly visible on
the gun mount.
Plaque on the side of the gun mount, stating:
"STEEL KRUPP GUN
MAY 1, 1898"
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