The Ordo?ez Gun

The Ordo?ez Gun (HM85J)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94129 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.986', W 122° 27.47'

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A "War Prize" from the Philippines - 1899

The Presidio's Ordo?ez gun was originally mounted in a Spanish coastal fort at Subic Bay in the Philippines. Undamaged during the Spanish American War, the gun was captured by Filipino nationalists, who were known as "Insurrectos" by the occupying Americans.

In September 1899, a combined U.S. Army-Navy force attacked the Filipino positions at Subic Bay. This gun was reported to have been destroyed by shellfire from the American cruiser USS Charleston. Some historians suggest that the damage was caused by the explosion of a shell within the gun.

Following the war, numerous captured guns from the Philippines were brought to the United States as war prizes. Publisher William Randolph Hearst acquired this Ordo?ez gun and presented it to the City of San Francisco. It was on display in Columbia Square Park until 1973, when the U.S. Army acquired the gun for display at the Presidio.

This Ordo?ez gun has been preserved in its battle-damaged state as a reminder of the U.S. Army soldiers who passed through the Presidio during the conflict in the Philippines, and their Spanish and Filipino opponents who manned the weapon.
HM NumberHM85J
Placed ByGolden Gate National Recreation Area/National Park Service
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 10:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 547730 N 4183737
Decimal Degrees37.79976667, -122.45783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.986', W 122° 27.47'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 59.16" N, 122° 27' 28.20" W
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Area Code(s)415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 53597 Owens St, San Francisco CA 94129, US
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