Hontoria 140 mm.This Hontoria 140 mm. (5.9 in.) naval gun was taken from the Spanish cruiser Almirante Oquendo following her capture at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba on 3 July 1898 during the Spanish-American War. Almirante Oquendo, of the Infanta Maria Teress class, was one of six Spanish ships which sortied from the Cuban port in order to avoid capture in the harbor. None escaped the blockading U.S. Naval Squadron. The hole in the gun's shield was inflicted by one of approximately 50 rounds which hit Almirante Oquendo.
|Placed By||Naval District Washington|
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|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 11:39am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 325363 N 4302865|
|Decimal Degrees||38.85730000, -77.01265000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 51.438', W 77° 0.759'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 51' 26.28" N, 77° 0' 45.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3815 Mitscher Rd, Washington DC 20373, US|
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