Battery Grubbs Ruins - Cavite

Found on 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 details

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. 

Battery Grubbs - Corregidor Island, Cavite

Welcome to Battery Grubbs 

The ruins of Battery Grubbs

 The view of Bataan from Battery Grubbs ruins

The insignia of the men who manned the guns

Battery Grubbs history marker

Gun replacement for Battery Grubbs

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 wasn't as lucky, an aerial bomb hit the power plant which put the Number 2 gun out of service. Then, five days later, a direct hit took out the Number 2 gun which also destroyed the Battery Commander's station.

Battery Grubb's disappearing gun

When the Japanese captured the island, they attempted to restore Battery Grubbs, however, US bombardment of the island in 1945 damaged the installation rendering the gun unserviceable. 

The Backpack Adventures visits Battery Grubbs


For me, it is quite memorable to walk around the ruins of Battery Grubbs. Not only does it show you the extensive damage the gun received but also the feeling of how close Bataan is to the battery.

Today the island of Corregidor, its guns, and ruins are considered as a national park. 

Battery Grubbs Ruins Admission Fee:

UPDATED 2020

It's FREE to enter and explore Battery Grubbs Ruins' vicinity. All you need to do is join the Corregidor Island tour. However, due to the impact of the pandemic on the tourism industry, Sun Cruises Inc. decided to cease the operation of its hotel, cruise, and tour services. 

Battery Grubb Ruins Operating Hours

You can visit Battery Grubbs Ruins 24/7. However, it is highly advisable not to visit at night as the area is not well lit. 

Why visit Battery Grubbs Ruin?

Battery Grubb Ruins is one of the several battery ruins that is visited during the Corregidor Island tour. There might be nothing much to do here but take the time to appreciate the view and the sacrifices of the men who fought for our freedom

Getting to Battery Grubbs Ruins:



Unless you hire a yacht (which is very expensive) or go to Bataan and rent a fishing boat to bring you to the island (which is tiring if you're from Manila), there is no other way to get to the island but through Sun Cruises.

Sun Cruises dominated, or let me say captured the tourism market for Corregidor. The good thing about it is that they have daily trips to the island.

Sun Cruises
Esplanade Seaside Terminal, Esplanade Seaside Park, Seaside Blvd., MOA Complex, Pasay City
(02) 8628 9751

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