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Photo #: NH 2265
Socapa Batteries, Santiago, Cuba
A pair of "6-in Rapid Firing Guns" in the Socapa Batteries, on the west side of the entrance to Santiago Harbor. Photographed soon after U.S. forces occupied Santiago in mid-July 1898. USS Brooklyn (CA-3) is offshore, at the extreme left.
These guns are probably 16cm (6.3") Hontoria guns, removed from the cruiser Reina Mercedes.
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24 August 1998