Monday, October 27, 2008

Corregidor Island Series - Battery Hearn

October 27, 2008

Battery Hearn, One of the First Batteries that we have visited. It features one large, I mean very large battery canon, and a spare battery just behind it. It is just one of the 23 Batteries that are installed in the Island.

October 27b, 2008.

The longest-range coastal pieces were the two 12-inch (305 mm) guns of Batteries Hearn and Smith, with a horizontal range of 29,000 yards (27,000 m). Although capable of an all around traverse, these guns were not effective for use against targets on Bataan due to their flat trajectories.

12 comments:

paperdoll said...

magagamit kaya sa newnyear yan?

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

jajaja pwede rin jeje Yanig siguro buong Cavite at Bataan nyan jajaja

Steven^^

Abraham Lincoln said...

A mighty battle was fought there. The coastal guns did play havoc on the ships. Or tried to.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Thanks for the trivia Abraham. While we were there, besides the beauty of the place I can feel the things, bad things that happened through out the war. It makes me feel a bit sad. Have you been here in the Philippines?

Steven^^

Vic said...

wow steven! may souvenir ka talaga ha! LOLx! :)
Maraming ghosts dyan diba?! haha! :)

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

yup ma'am pero pag gabi lang po siguro sila active. wala po akong naramdaman eh jeje malakas po ang pandamdam ko sa mga ganyan eh! jeje God Bless you po!

Steven^^

the donG said...

hahaha... natatawa ako sa comment ni paperdoll.

those are huge ones. huge enough to bring one boat down if targeted on the right spot.

marley said...

I really like the black and white one. Very interesting post today :)

JM said...

I've clikcked on the link you sent me, it really seems you were having a nice trip along with your friends! Glad you had a great time!
What about the ferry? Did you feel safe? :-)

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

the dong - jajajaja unga po eh grabe sa lki palang po ng bala parang mawiwindang ka na eh jeje

marley - wow! Thank you so much! Glad you liked it!

jm - Thanks for visiting the link I gave you. Yah, we did have so much fun! And the ferry ride was really thrilling especially for us first timers! jaja It was really Great!

Steven^^

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed, the flat trajectories of these guns limited the help they could be to the defenders. That they held out as long as they did is amazing.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

yup! That's what our tour guide told us! Thanks for your comment Louis! I really am glad you like my Series!

Steven^^