Contributed by Charles Bugajsky
A gun from the VIZCAYA at West Point, New
for another of the VIZCAYA's 14 cm Hontoria Guns in Annapolis, Maryland
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of the VIZCAYA's 14 cm Hontoria Guns in Columbia, Tennessee
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.
This gun is now on display as part of the outdoor cannon
exhibits, overlooking the Hudson River, at the United States Military Academy
Point, New York.
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:
"Spanish American War
14-CM. Steel Breech-loading Rifle
Taken from the Spaish Cruiser VISCAYA.
Which was destroyed by the U.S. Navy
In the harbor of Santiago, Cuba,
July 3, 1898
The breechblock for this gun
is in the Ordnance Museum"
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