Contributed by Charles Bugajsky
A gun from the VIZCAYA in Columbia, Tennessee
for another of the VIZCAYA's 14 cm Hontoria Guns in Annapolis, Maryland
Click here for another
of the VIZCAYA's 14 cm Hontoria Guns at West Point, New York
The following images are of a gun which was taken from
the wreckage of the Spanish Cruiser
at the the Battle of Santiago. The gun
appears to be a 14 cm gun Hontoria quickfire gun, one of eight carried
by the vessel.
Today, the gun rests outside of the Columbia, Tennessee
Municipal Building located at 310 West 7th Street inColumbia. The gun is
almost across the street from the President James K. Polk ancestral home
at 301 West 7th Street.
This is an image of the gun as seen from the front.
The gun as seen from the side, rear.
The inscription on the front if the gun shield. It reads:
SANTIAGO JULY 3, 1898"
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