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Cavite: Battery Grubbs Ruins

Found in the island of Corregidor in Cavite, Battery Grubbs is composed of two Model 1895M1 guns on Model 1901 disappearing carriages. They were part of the Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays. Battery Grubbs Battery Grubbs is known for the Spanish-style arch that welcomes visitors to its gun emplacements. Construction began in November of 1907 and was completed on February 2, 1911 at the cost of $212,397.88.  The Spanish-style arc  The ruins of Battery Grubbs  A great view from the battery ruins The insignia of the men who manned the guns the NHI marker Gun replacement for Battery Grubbs The disappearing gun Battery Grubbs played a minimal role in the defense of the Philippines during World War II. During the early days of April 1942, the Number 1 gun already suffered mechanical failures making it unusable. The Number 2 gun weren't as lucky, an aerial bomb hit the power plant which put the Number 2 gun out of service. Then, five days later,

Zigzag Road - Quezon

Located within the Quezon National Forest Park in the municipalities of Atimonan, Pagbilao, and Padre Burgos, Zigzag Road is one of the most popular roads in Southern Luzon. Zigzag Road Zigzag Road Details The Zigzag Road is the most famous landmark within   Quezon National Forest Park .  Zigzag Road - Quezon Protected Landscape   Keep in mind that the priority are the vehicles going up the Zigzag Road Also known as Bitukang Manok or Eme Road , the Zigzag Road is considered by many drivers as a place to conquer to prove their driving skills. An old photo of the Zigzag Road taken during the American Colonial period One of the well-known parts of the Zigzag Road are what locals call the  siko  or the elbow. It is a part of the roadway that looks like a bent elbow. One mistake on this part could bring you to the afterlife. You'd see this before you go up the siko . Zigzag Road Urban Legends Hundreds of motorists have already perished in this are

Battery Hearn Ruins - Cavite

Found on the island of Corregidor in the province of Cavite, Battery Hearn is a 12- inch Seacoast west-ranged gun, which is also the longest gun on the island. It served as part of the Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays. Battery Hearn Ruins Battery Hearn Ruins History Formerly known as Smith No. 2 after the Smith Brothers, the manufacturers of a formerly popular brand of cough drops during those days. Battery Hearn was later renamed under General Orders No. 11 in honor of the late Brigadier Clint C. Hearn. Battery Hearn Ruins - Corregidor Island, Cavite The route to Battery Hearn A replacement barrel (also a replacement bed) Battery Hearn was made famous by the Japanese Banzai Victory photograph.  Believe it or not, Battery Hearn is longer than the tranvia The guns were constructed in September 1918 and were completed in June 1921. The cost of the construction was  $148,105.32 which is equivalent to 2 million dollars in today's money. FYI Battery Hearn

Battery Way Ruins - Cavite

Found in the Island of Corregidor in the province of Cavite, Battery Way is a battery of four 12-inch mortars that served as part of the Harbor Defense of Manila Bay and Subic Bay. Battery Way Ruins Battery Way Ruins History Named after Lt. Henry N. Way of the 4th U.S. Artillery. Battery Way was part of the fortifications program initiated by the Taft Board. The battery was constructed sometime between 1908 and 1914. The construction cost was $112,969. Battery Way's four 12-inch mortars were designed to fire high trajectory armor-piercing shells to any warships threatening Manila Bay at a distance of 14,610 yards.  Battery Way - Corregidor Island, Cavite The Backpack Adventures visits Battery Way Ruins However, Battery Way had a minimal role in the defense of the Philippines during World War II. The first time the mortars were fired was on April 28, 1942, towards the Japanese positions in Bataan. Being exposed to air reconnaissance marked the end of Battery Way. Con

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