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    Fort Hughes Cavite Province | Luzon Philippines
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US Army April 16, 1945

Location
Fort Frank is located on Carabao Island in Manila Bay.

Battery Craighill
Comprised of two pits: one to the east and one to the west. Battery Craighill emplaced four 12" mortars M1912 on a 12" mortar carriage M1896M3, two per mortar pit. These mortars had 50% longer barrels than those on Corregidor.

Tony Feredo adds:
"They also fired experimental rounds on 12-inch shells to be used as AA rounds. The problem was that it did not produce the proper muzzle velocity to arm the fuse at a certain height which will cause the shell to detonate."

Crew members from the gunboat USS Mindanao (PR-8) joined the crew of this gun on April 10, 1942 after the fall of Bataan. After firing only 26 practice rounds, their U. S. Army instructors qualified the sailors as artillery qualified. By the end of the battle, they had fired 500 shells at targets on Bataan and Cavite. Continually bombed by the Japanese, the battery suffered only one casualty.

Battery Gillespie
Built by the U. S. Army. 14" M1910 on 14" Disappearing Carriage Limited Fire (DCLF) M1907.

Battery Woodruff
Built by the U. S. Army. 14" gun M1910 on 14-inch Disappearing Carriage Limited Fire (DCLF) M1907.

Battery William
Built by the U. S. Army. 155mm GPF M1917 / M1918 of M1917/1918 Carriage. Originally there were 3 guns but one was detached to form Battery Hooker during the siege of 1942.

Battery Hooker
Built by the U. S. Army. 155mm GPF M1917/M1918 of M1917/M1918 Carriage semi-fixed to "Panama Mount" concrete gun block.

Battery Leach
Built by the U. S. Army. 6" gun M1908 on 6" Disappearing Carriage- Limited Fire (DCLF) M1901.

Battery Fuger
Built by the U. S. Army. 6"gun M1908 on 6" Disappearing Carriage- Limited Fire (DCLF) M1901.

Battery Idaho
Built by the U. S. Army. Operated by Battery I, 59th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) with four 3" anti-aircraft guns, located on the eastern end of Fort Hughes. Sailors from USS Oahu (PR-6) manned Fort Hughes anti-aircraft guns on the lower end of the island.

Japanese 120mm Dual Purpose Gun Type 10 (1921)
Abandoned laying on its side on Caballo Island

60" Search Light No. 11
Search light base emplaced at a tunnel entrance.

Sherman M4 Tank
Disabled on the beach by a Japanese land mine.

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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