A gun from the VIZCAYA in Columbia, Tennessee

Contributed by Charles Bugajsky 
Click here 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 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.

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.

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:

SANTIAGO    JULY 3, 1898

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