The Captured Guns of the CASTILLA

Contributed by Joe Wiegand
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General:

The images below show one of the Spanish Cruiser  CASTILLA's 150 mm (5.9 inch) guns recovered from the ship after the she was sunk in the Battle of Manila Bay.  This is one of a pair of guns that that flank the flagpole in front of theVermont State Capitol Building in Montpelier, Vermont. Montpelier was Admiral Dewey's hometown.

Krupp guns were of German manufacture and among the best in the world.

A Gun Recovered from the Cruiser Castilla in Vermont

One of the guns, with the capitol in the background.

One of the Cruiser Castilla's Recovered Guns

Sideview of the gun, with the plaque below clearly visible on the gun mount.

Plaque with the Castilla's Gun in Vermont

Plaque on the side of the gun mount, stating:

"STEEL KRUPP GUN

FROM THE

SPANISH CRUISER

CASTILLA

SUNK BY

DEWEY'S SQUADRON

IN

MANILA BAY

MAY 1, 1898"


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