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  200mm Short Naval Gun (Sapuk No. 1)

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D Spennemann 1999

Wartime History
This gun was manufactured by during 1902 Stabilimento Armstrong-Pozzuoli, a subsidiary of Sir W.G. Armstrong-Whitworth in the United Kingdom. These guns were also manufactured in Japan by Nihon Seiko Shi (Japanese Steelworks), their Japanese subsidiary. Also known as "Sapuk #1".

Wartime History
This gun was emplaced at Sapuk on Moen Island (Weno) to defend Truk Lagoon. Also known as Sapuk No. 1.

In September 1945, this gun was abandoned and remains in situ, missing the breech block.

Locally, known as the "Singapore Gun", many incorrectly believe this gun was British made, captured by the Japanese in Singapore and transported to Moen and installed on the island. This is not true.

8-inch coastal defense guns in Micronesia to learn more about this history.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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