"The Gun"

"The Gun" (HM17ER)

Location: Washington, DC 20373
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.438', W 77° 0.759'

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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.
The gun was restored by sailors of Processing Division and General Detail, Naval District Washington, during 1982 and 1983.
HM NumberHM17ER
Placed ByNaval District Washington
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 11:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325363 N 4302865
Decimal Degrees38.85730000, -77.01265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.438', W 77° 0.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 26.28" N, 77° 0' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3815 Mitscher Rd, Washington DC 20373, US
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