A gun from the VIZCAYA at West Point, New York

Contributed by Charles Bugajsky 
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General:

The following images are of a gun which was taken from the wreckage of the Spanish Cruiser VIZCAYA lost 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 at West
Point, New York.
 

The Gun:
 

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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