"4-in. 40 caliber rifles"

"4-in. 40 caliber rifles" (HMZ5T)

Location: Washington, DC 20003
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.391', W 76° 59.885'

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These two guns, originally known as breech-loading rifles, are trained in a southerly direction, to either side of the flagpole.

Gun on East side, registry no. 21, manufactured in 1896 here at the Navy Yard mounted on USS PURITAN (Monitor #1, BM-1, 1896-1922), one of the last of the USN monitors. She participated in the attack on the Spanish fleet at Santiago Cuba in July 1898.

Gun on West side, registry no. 152, manufactured in 1898 by American Ordnance Co., mounted on the USS TOPEKA (1898-1930, later PG-35). She operated off Cuba in the Spanish American War, also saw Mediterranean and Caribbean service.
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HM NumberHMZ5T
Placed ByWashington Navy Yard
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326666 N 4304601
Decimal Degrees38.87318333, -76.99808333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.391', W 76° 59.885'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 23.46" N, 76° 59' 53.10" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4401 Isaac Hull Ave, Washington DC 20003, US
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