The gun is 17.5 feet long, and, at the breech is approximately 1.33
feet in diameter.
The breech of the gun, showing the breech mechanism. At the top of the shield, a brass plaque can be seen. The plaque reads
"This gun was taken from the wreck of Admiral Cervera's flagship MARIA TERESA, which fired the first shot July 3, 1898 as she steamed from Santiago Harbor."
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