A gun from the ALMIRANTE OQUENDO


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This gun, removed from the ALMIRANTE OQUENDO rests in the village park  in Palmyra, New York, the hometown of Admiral William Sampson. Sampson commanded the squadron which engaged the Spanish at the Battle of Santiago, though Sampson and his flagship, the armored cruiser NEW YORK, were too far away to take an active part in the battle.

Below is a close-up of the gun's breech.

The breech of the gun


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