Friday, January 30, 2009

Cavite: Corregidor's artillery batteries

Ever since my first visit to Corregidor Island, I've been fascinated by the island's many artillery batteries. The U.S. Army post on Corregidor was named Fort Mills. The surrounding islands also had artillery batteries as well as Grande Island, which was Fort Wint, in Subic Bay. On Caballo Island was Fort Hughes, El Fraile was Fort Drum, and on Carabao Island was Fort Frank.

During a day-trip to Corregidor, you only get to visit three of them as part of the island tour. But if you want to see more of them, you'll have to stay overnight on the island. It looks like documenting these Corregidor batteries will be another project. I heard however that many of the coastal batteries no longer have guns. They were stolen and sold for scrap some decades ago. It's really sad.

Here's a list of heavy seacoast batteries, and medium and light fixed and semi-fixed gun batteries on Corregidor Island (Fort Mills):
  • Cheney
  • Concepcion
  • Crockett
  • Cushing
  • Geary
  • Grubbs
  • Hanna
  • Hamilton
  • Hearn
  • James
  • Kysor
  • Levagood
  • Martin
  • Maxwell Keyes
  • Monja
  • Morrison
  • Ordnance Point
  • Ramsay
  • R.J. 43
  • Rock Point
  • Smith
  • Stockade
  • Sunset
  • Way
  • Wheeler
Main article: Corregidor Island day trip via Sun Crusies
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