A marvel of American Engineering

There are four 12-inch mortars like this on Battery Way. Completed in 1913 after almost 10 years. Capable of firing up to 14,610 yards in any direction at a rate of one round per minute per mortar. April 28, 1941 during the height of the second World War, three of the serviceable mortars were used to combat the Japanese. On May 2, two of the mortars were hit and finally on May 6, after 12 hours of continuous fighting the last mortar froze tight. It was  the last of Corregidor's "concrete artillery" to cease firing before the surrender.

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